Deputy – Human Services
After the city worked with GRTC to provide grocery shuttles after Hurricane Irene last year, Mayor Dwight Jones sponsored a six-month pilot program offering residents of seven of Richmond’s poorest neighborhoods — Hillside, Fay, Creighton, Fairfield, Mosby, Whitcomb and Fulton — access to the Wal-Mart Supercenter off Forest Hill Avenue. [cost?]
Graham attests that ridership is strong, having grown steadily from 25 to 75 riders per trip since February. Still, last weekend’s shuttle to Fulton was surprisingly vacant.
The city says it has fixed the array of problems that led to Richmond’s Juvenile Detention Center being placed on state probation in January, including malfunctioning locks and intercoms, inadequate surveillance camera coverage and missing training documentation.
However, investigations are ongoing into allegations against employees, including that one had “unprofessional correspondence” with a former inmate, that another gave incorrect doses of medication to two inmates and failed to report it, and that training documents were forged…. timesdispatch.com
Note: PDF – Read the audit.
Juvenile Detention Center….officials announced today that the conditions are unsafe….mayor and the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Human Services, Dr. Caroline Graham, said they knew nothing of the allegations….2009, and similar issues were found at that time….Mayor Jones addressed council members and said that he had thought substantial progress had been made….