December 3, 2019
VSEA Executive Director Steve Howard was contacted this morning by DCF Commissioner Ken Schatz, who apologized for someone down the chain of command sending a reminder to Woodside workers (who are literally fighting for their service’s life) that press comments had to be vetted through DCF management.
Schatz told Howard he would be sending a clarifying memo to Woodside workers about their right to speak.
Thanks for stepping up Commissioner Schatz. Now, can we please save Vermont’s sole facility for this population? Community-based was supposed to alleviate the pressure on Vermont’s mental health system, but we see how that’s going–or not.