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Former Caseworker Charged with Falsifying Child Protection Visits

 
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on March 13 arrested a former employee of Community Partnership for Children (CPC), a community agency operating under contract with the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Damion Hall, 29, of Port Orange, allegedly falsified at least 54 client contacts with children or their caregivers. Hall was charged with five counts of falsification of documents, and four counts of forgery.

DCF’s Office of Inspector General referred the case to FDLE’s Orlando Regional Operations Center after an internal investigation revealed Hall documented that he had contacted children or their caregivers assigned to him when, in fact, he had never seen them. The investigation revealed that between April 2008 and April 2009, Hall falsified information on 14 different cases. As a case manager, Hall was required to conduct weekly and/or monthly visits with children or their caregivers to ensure their safety and welfare.

The CPC terminated Hall’s employment on May 4, 2009 and immediately notified DCF of their concerns.

He was booked into the Volusia County Jail.

For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith, Kristen Chernosky or Mike Morrison
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001