Tribune Reports DCFS Inspector General Recommends Carlos Acosta’s, Two Others’ Firing

Carlos Acosta

The Chicago Tribune reports that the Inspector General of the Department of Children and Family Services “Inspector General Meryl Paniak recommended in the report that the three workers be terminated.”

The best known is Case Worker Carlos Acosta.

The report “found DCFS employees ‘failed to see the totality’ of the family’s troubled history and missed chances ‘to slow down or stop the steady deterioration of the Freund family.'”

“It was because of the indifference and incompetence of the department’s child protection investigators and supervisor that the opportunity to alter this family’s disastrous course was missed,” the Trib reports.

The Tribune explains, there were “multitude of opportunities to intercede on the boy’s behalf.”

There were ten hotline calls about AJ.

Half were not investigated.

Besides Acosta, who was elected to the McHenry County Board as a Democrat in the 2018, his supervisor Andrew Polovin, both of whom have been on desk duty, a third case worker’s name surfaced in the Tribune article.

She is investigator Kathleen Gold.

She is now on desk duty.

The story outlines her role in AJ’s life.


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Tribune Reports DCFS Inspector General Recommends Carlos Acosta’s, Two Others’ Firing — 9 Comments

  1. It was the Chanel 2 interview, where AJ’s mother mentioned he had a disorder, causing AJ to challenge Authority?

    Did Carlos acting as a Counselor, at Blair, make that diagnosis?

    Too many unanswered questions with Mr. Acosta.

  2. The Mother made the diagnosis on her own. I believe, it was Joan Cunningham’s way of negating her responsibility for the family dynamics.

  3. These Public Sector rats, could have a hefty bag of meth and a hard drive of ISIS videos, but still draw a paycheck.

  4. Now we know why Acosta was such an enthusiastic union organizer; he knew he’d need their help one day.

    It seems to be a rule of the modern workplace that the most gung-ho union guys are usually the most problematic employees.

    It wouldn’t surprise me a bit if Acosta claims he’s being targeted for his union activities.

    If he doesn’t do that, he’ll probably try to use that old Democrat favorite, the race card.

  5. CALL TO ACTION Be his voice

    If you haven’t yet, please take 5 minutes to be a voice for AJ!!!!!
    don’t be a Carlos don’t be Deliberately Indifferent.

    CALL TO ACTION
    Write your emails/letters demanding DCFS and our Governor take the Inspector Generals recommendation that they be terminated immediately, if found negligent in the eyes of the law no severance or pension, without the ability to hold a government job that has anything to do with children. Include the fraudulent timesheet activity previously reported as well.

    marc.smith@illinois.gov

    https://www2.illinois.gov/services/GOV/e-mail-governor

    The report found: “It was because of the indifference and incompetence of the department’s child protection investigators and supervisor that the opportunity to alter this family’s disastrous course was missed.”

    incompetence; lack of ability to do something successfully or as it should be done

    indifference; the quality of not caring about or being interested in something or someone

    Indifference is even worse! How can someone who has been doing this job 20+ years and have advanced, further, education be incompetent HE WAS DELIBERATELY INDIFFERENT!!!!!

    DCFS officials have said discipline for the employees involved might occur once the agency’s inspector general completed her interim report. That confidential document was shared last week with DCFS’ director and the governor’s office. Two sources who have read it told the Tribune that DCFS Inspector General Meryl Paniak recommended in the report that the three workers be terminated

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    https://www.chicagotribune.com/…/ct-aj-freund-dcfs-workers-…

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