Thursday, January 15, 2004
As a member of the professional circle of prosecutors and social service agencies, I find the idea that the Crawford County Children Services board is seeking outside counsel to be a bit disturbing. The county prosecutor may not be the perfect solution, but there are prosecutors who LOVE working in Juvenile Law and are very good at it (such as in my county, for example). And the best part is the prosecutor is free to the agency. Anyone have any idea how much outside counsel will cost? Where is that money going to come from? They're not going to release/fire a prosecutor and use that salary...so the taxpayers are eventually going to bear the burden of paying this tab. And for what reason?