Testimonials

An area parent presented a case where mental ill son was arrested for fines. At the time of his arrest, the son was experiencing a mental health episode and was later charged with assaulting an officer, who ineffectively managed the encounter. The parent hired an attorney, who mismanaged the case involving unpaid fines. The son suffered abuse while incarcerated, resulting in extreme weight loss and severe bruising. Our Concerned Citizens for Justice connected the parent with an attorney who was willing to help at a reduced rate. This resulted in the son being released from the county jail and moved to a mental health facility.

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- Jane Anderson, Parent

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An area CNA loss her husband to Covid19. The next day following her husband's death, the facility fired her because her spouse had Covid19. The CNA was negative for Covid. The Long-term Care Facility denied unemployment compensation. She was left without income to care for their children and herself, while mourning her husband's death. Our Concerned Citizens for Justice referred her to a lawyer. Where she is suing the facility for being wrongfully in terminated and the emotional damage that she encountered.

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Our Concerned Citizens for Justice deal with several cases concerning students in the Lee / Monroe Counties schools that were arrested at school. Their parents weren't contacted. They were only contacted from the jail. the schools didn't follow proper discipline in either case. These students were emotionally affected by the horrific arrest, booking and jail time. The School District hasn't tried to solve these cases. Our Concerned Citizens are still seeking justice for the students and parents.

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-Ann Sanders, CNA

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-Volunteer of Our Concerned Citizens for Justice

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Our Concerned Citizens for Justice had a concerned parent with a young man incarcerated with terminally illness since his incarceration be admitted to ICU. The DOC and Warden fell to communicate with the parent about the young man's condition and treatment plan. Our Concerned Citizens for Justice reached out to the Warden, DOC and the Governor's Advocate to help this concerned parent. The parent has since gotten answers. Plus was able to visit the young man. We are still working on getting a compassionate release due to his terminal illness.

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-Casey Long, Parent

-"Names of the citizens has been changed to protect the privacy of the families involved."