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60 Gainsville Job Corps Students involved in small riot (2009)

This article from Gatorsports.com details an incident where 60 students were rioting at the Gainsville Job Corps Center. Minor injuries were incurred by some of the combatants, 7 individuals were sent to the hospital and 10 arrests were made.  13 police officers responded to the riot.

Listen to the minimization of the event by the Center’s Director, Conney Whitehead:

“…Unfortunately students at the center do have disagreements and fight…”

Make sure to read the article here:

Gainsville Job Corps is operated by Del-Jen.

Filed under: Arrests, DEL-JEN, Gainsville Job Corps, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Newspaper Reports, riot, , , , ,

Riot, assault charges placed in Jacobs Creek Job Corps brawl (2007)

From the TimesNews.net:

“…Charges have been placed against ten Jacob’s Creek Job Corps students, including one juvenile, arrested during a weekend riot.”

“…After arresting the two individuals involved, other residents of the same dorm became agitated, forcing the Sheriff’s Office to call the U.S. Forestry Service, Tennessee Highway Patrol and TVA agents for assistance in breaking up a brawl…”

Filed under: Arrests, Jacob's Creek Job Corps Center, Job Corps, Newspaper Reports, riot, U.S. Forestry Service, , , , , , , ,

A Reader’s comment about Oneonta Job Corps Center

From Harris-

“Riots, drugs and alcohol have been commonplace at Oneonta Job Corps for years.  I worked there many years ago, and when RCA was the contractor, student fights were hidden from the Job Corps Regional Directors. As long as companies receive incentives to run these contracts, and OIG audits lead to nothing but a fine when there are infractions, nothing is going to change. Contractors will continue to lie about “significant incidents” and manipulate statistics to meet contract goals and nothing will be done about it. The program is corrupt from the top to the bottom.

Congress doesn’t deal seriously with the negative aspects of the program even though reams of documentation exist about the fraudulent goings-on. Instead,they look at the opportunity to give the students a second chance and of course the salaries paid  and goods and services bought. That’s all well and good, but what about the cost to the taxpayer for a program that is not all that effective?

Job Corps has a new national director. Her predecessor was fired (and then reassigned somewhere in DOL?) because she would not submit a report with statistics reflecting the total number of students who had enrolled in Job Corps – the OMS Reports did not reflect job Corps drop outs.  Her excuse was that the report would be too long and members of Congress could find all the information in other reports published by Job Corps.

You can find these statistics in the Job Corps OMS10 Report, easily found on-line. Also see Job Corps Policy and Requirements Handbook (PRH). The website is:

www.jobcorps.gov/AboutJobCorps/performance_planning.aspx

Filed under: crime, Job Corps, Job Corps Centers, Oneonta Job Corps Center, Reader's Comments, riot, , , , , , ,

60 Students Involved In Small Riot at Gainsville Job Corps Center (2009)

“Conney Whitehead, deputy center director for Job Corps in Gainesville, said that unfortunately students at the center do have disagreements and fight.”

Read the article here from the Gainsville Sun

Filed under: Arrests, Gainsville Job Corps, Job Corps, riot, ,

Gainsville Job Corps Riot

Read about the Gainsville Job Corps Riot here: 10 students arrested…

Job Corps will review policies after riot…

Officials say they are working to gather the facts about a fight that escalated… (2009)

Filed under: Job Corps, riot, ,

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