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Juvenile center supervisor used staff doctor to get painkillers

A 10-month investigation by producer Lauren Sweeney and reporter Melissa Yeager at WINK-Fort Meyers helped change policy at Florida's Department of Juvenile Justice.  A worker at a juvenile justice center for kids with drug abuse and mental problems blew the whistle on his supervisor for obtaining a prescription for powerful painkillers from the staff doctor. Two separate agencies investigated and substantiated the claim, but the supervisor was not reprimanded or criminally charged because the Department of Juvenile Justice had no policy prohibiting his actions. After the Call For Action investigation, the Department of Juvenile Justice wrote a new policy blocking employees from utilizing professional staff for personal reasons.

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