|Susy Tucker (second from right) receives her award from (left to right) Dan Casey, Manager of the 24-Hour Licensing and Monitoring Unit, Julie Krow, Director of the Office of Children, Youth, and Families, and Chief of Staff Nikki Hatch.|
Congratulations to Susy Tucker, the latest winner of the CDHS "People Who Help People" award.
Susy is a monitoring specialist for the Division of Child Welfare 24-Hour Licensing and Monitoring Unit. She was assisting on a routine visit, looking into a group home that had been struggling recently with compliance. In her review, she uncovered critical financial information that could easily have been overlooked.
It isn't part of Susy's job to have financial expertise, but she identified enough potential discrepancies to warrant reporting to the department's Audit Division.
Relying on knowledge, professionalism, common sense, and street smarts, Susy's actions led to the children being removed from the non-compliant group home. Now they are receiving proper care.
Despite an extremely heavy workload, Susy took the time to go above and beyond what is normally required for a monitoring visit, and used that information to make sure that kids are safe. That dedication helps CDHS.
Susy, thank you for your hard work and dedication!
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