(f/k/a Baldwin County's Girls Residential Wilderness Center, Camp Horizon)
(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)
We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Pathway Inc. For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm. If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Pathway Inc, you have the right to take action.
If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Pathway Inc, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years. This will help! Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.
Please don’t place your loved one in Pathway Inc. and rescue them if they are there now.
|Bill Ford||Director||There is a William E. Ford (may be a different person) that is a licensed Bachelor Social Worker in AL. Source: http://socialwork.alabama.gov/Lic_Search/search.asp|
|Jennifer Lee||Asst. Director||Lee is not a licensed social worker. Source: http://socialwork.alabama.gov/Lic_Search/search.asp. Lee is not a licensed counselor. Source: http://www.abec.alabama.gov/index.htm. Lee is not a licensed therapist. Source: http://www.amhc.state.al.us/search.aspx. Lee is not a licensed medical professional. Source: http://www.albme.org/licsearchinput.html. (We've e-mailed the Board of Psychology and are awaiting response to verify whether or not Lee is a licensed psychologist.) There are two Jennifer Lee's licensed as RNs in Alabama. HEAL requires Lee's full name (including middle name) or license number to complete verification.|
Peeples is an Associate Licensed Counselor which requires he be supervised.
It is not a full counseling license. Source:
License Number: 2469 Name: Joseph Henry Peeples, IV Address: 2357 Powell Road Brantley, AL 36009 Work Phone: 3348945591 Expire Date: 4/20/2017 Source: http://www.abec.state.al.us/licensee.aspx
To file a complaint against this professional, visit: http://www.abec.state.al.us/complaint.aspx
|Barbara Morrison||COO||Morrison is not a licensed social worker. Source: http://socialwork.alabama.gov/search.aspx. Morrison is not a licensed counselor. Source: http://www.abec.state.al.us/licensee.aspx. Morrison is not a licensed therapist. Source: http://www.mft.state.al.us/search.aspx. Morrison is not a licensed medical professional. Source: http://www.albme.org/licsearchinput.html. Morrison is not a licensed psychologist. Source: http://www.psychology.state.al.us/licensee.aspx|
|Herman Daniel||Program Director||Daniel is not a licensed social worker. Source: http://socialwork.alabama.gov/search.aspx. Daniel is not a licensed counselor. Source: http://www.abec.state.al.us/licensee.aspx. Daniel is not a licensed therapist. Source: http://www.mft.state.al.us/search.aspx. Daniel is not a licensed medical professional. Source: http://www.albme.org/licsearchinput.html. Daniel is not a licensed psychologist. Source: http://www.psychology.state.al.us/licensee.aspx|
|Karen Brabham||Clinical Director||
Brabham is a licensed professional counselor in AL.
License Number: 2533 Name: Karen Leigh Brabham Address: Pathway, Inc. New Brockton, AL 36351 Work Phone: 3348945591 Expire Date: 7/31/2017
To file a complaint against this professional, visit: http://www.abec.state.al.us/complaint.aspx
|Brad Wood||Admissions Director||Wood is not a licensed social worker. Source: http://socialwork.alabama.gov/search.aspx. Wood is not a licensed counselor. Source: http://www.abec.state.al.us/licensee.aspx. Wood is not a licensed therapist. Source: http://www.mft.state.al.us/search.aspx. Wood is not a licensed medical professional. Source: http://www.albme.org/licsearchinput.html. Wood is not a licensed psychologist. Source: http://www.psychology.state.al.us/licensee.aspx|
|Brandy Peeples||Human Resources||Peeples is not a licensed social worker. Source: http://socialwork.alabama.gov/search.aspx. Peeples is not a licensed counselor. Source: http://www.abec.state.al.us/licensee.aspx. Peeples is not a licensed therapist. Source: http://www.mft.state.al.us/search.aspx. Peeples is not a licensed medical professional. Source: http://www.albme.org/licsearchinput.html. Peeples is not a licensed psychologist. Source: http://www.psychology.state.al.us/licensee.aspx|
|Mark Sullivan||Education Director||HEAL requires Sullivan's middle name and/or TCH number in order to verify whether or not Sullivan is a licensed educator in Alabama. If you have this information, you can check here: https://tcert.alsde.edu/Portal/Public/Pages/SearchCerts.aspx|
|(Camp Horizon, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices. Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience. Thank you for your help.)|
|HEAL is in the process of reviewing the Student Handbook for this program.|
|Camp Horizon is a state-run program for adjudicated youth. If your child has been sentenced or court-ordered to Camp Horizon and you have reason to believe that your child's rights are being violated and/or that they are being abused, please contact the ACLU or Southern Poverty Law Center for assistance.|
|HEAL representatives have contacted Baldwin County to request a complete staff list regarding this taxpayer funded correctional facility. We are awaiting their response.|
|Baldwin Commissioners: Other counties must pay fair share for wilderness camp Posted: Jan 26, 2016 12:39 PM PST Updated: Jan 26, 2016 8:09 PM PST By Kati Weis, FOX10 News Reporter BioEmail Connect Biography email@example.com Sheriff's investigators say a female staff member was raped by a 15-year-old male camper on a nature trail at the Baldwin County Residential Wilderness Facility Tuesday, December 22. BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - After reconvening from an extensive executive session Tuesday, January 26, about the Baldwin County Residential Wilderness Camp for troubled teens, Baldwin County Commissioners spent more time in public discussion fleshing out the camp's funding issues. MOREAdditional LinksPoll A major item all commissioners agree needs to be addressed is the lack of funding from other counties who send their juvenile delinquents to the facility. At this point, troubled kids from neighboring counties are sent via court orders to the Wilderness Camp in Lottie on the Baldwin County tax payer's dime, according to commissioners, but commissioners decided Tuesday to go into discussions with those neighboring county officials to sign an agreement that would make them pay for their kids up front, and then receive any eligible reimbursements later. Nearly half of the campers at the facility come from other counties. This comes after a woman working at the facility was allegedly raped by a teen male camper on a nature trail on campus last month. Commissioner Charles Gruber said he was aware of the issue before the alleged rape, but that it had been put on the back burner, until now. He said he wants to make sure Baldwin County is working with its neighboring counties to ensure campers are still able to attend the camp, but he also acknowledges their need to contribute what's fair. "I want to make sure we are whole," he explained. "We've been paying for the whole thing, for all these years, and we just can't continue to keep putting our money into it, serving other counties." The county's attorney, David Conner, will now be negotiating with other counties on a number they'll need to pay up front. He said they'll decide payments based on the total cost per participant bed, multiplied by the number of beds each county typically fills each year. "It would be $300 a day per bed day," he said. Commissioner Chris Elliot wants to see those negotiations happen this week. "I'm ready to move on that right now," said Elliott. But, Elliott said even if other counties help offset the cost that Baldwin County taxpayers are paying into the facility, he still has several other concerns with the camp. "One is the safety and security, not only of our personnel, but of the children, that are at that camp, we also have the role of government question that we need to answer, and that is, is this something we should be doing," said Elliott. "Then we have to have a liability question, about the question of liability, and whether or not, even with all this cost allocated properly, and all of these measures in place, what kind of liability is still out there for the Baldwin County taxpayer?" However, Gruber said its worth it. "I get letters from the children that it's helped, you take a child that was troubled and you turn their life completely around, they all of a sudden become a productive citizen, they go off, making the honor roll, they get a job afterwards, they turn out to be real good people, if we hadn't have had this, they would have never made (it to) that point," said Gruber. Source: http://www.wbrc.com/story/31061938/baldwin-commissioners-will-soon-force-other-counties-pay-for-fair-share-at-controversial-wilderness-camp (Shut it down and don't buy the hype.)|
|Mobile and Escambia Counties to withdraw juvenile offenders from Baldwin Wilderness Camp Monday, March 7th 2016, 7:39 pm PSTMonday, March 7th 2016, 7:39 pm PST By Kati Weis, FOX10 News Reporter BioEmail Connect Biography firstname.lastname@example.org Sheriff's investigators say a female staff member was raped by a 15-year-old male camper on a nature trail at the Baldwin County Residential Wilderness Facility Tuesday, December 22. BALDWIN COUNTY, AL (WALA) - A wilderness camp for troubled teens is about to be in a serious funding dilemma. MOREAdditional LinksPoll Two counties will no longer be sending their juvenile offenders to the camp, which will cause a big decrease in revenue for the facility. This comes after a teen camper allegedly raped a staff member there in December of 2015. A FOX10 News Investigation also found another staff member was assaulted by a group of teen campers there the year before. It's called the Baldwin County Residential Wilderness Facility, and it's an alternative to a juvenile detention center, where troubled kids are sent by a judge's order. It's meant to be a treatment facility for juveniles, to help them get a fresh start, but, it has a big price tag. It costs $5 million a year to operate. Nearly half of the campers come from other counties, and they were attending the facility on the Baldwin County taxpayer's dime. So, Baldwin County Commissioners decided to force those counties to pay for the kids they send there. So far in the negotiation process, both Mobile and Escambia Counties have said they will not be paying for their campers. Mobile County Juvenile Judge Edmund Naman sung praises of the facility, noting he was grateful that Mobile County juveniles had the opportunity to go there, but he said he regretfully had to make the decision to stop sending juvenile offenders to the camp now that it's no longer free. "I feel bad that we cannot continue it, and certainly they have provided a great service to Mobile County, but we've been under extreme budget cuts since 2010, and I've lost about $2 million yearly in funds that I have available for programs like this," said Naman. "So it just is a matter that I do not have any other choice." This means the facility will lose nearly half of its campers. The camp gets some $3 million a year in medicaid reimbursements, so that equals about $2 million in Baldwin County taxpayer money used to fund the camp's daily operations, but with a drop in camp attendance, will come a drop in medicaid revenue for the facility. "That really just leaves us with the Baldwin County kids, and there aren't enough of them to fill this whole facility up. We overbuilt this facility years ago, and at this point we're looking at what the demand is, frankly, after the fact, and it's time to make some serious changes," said Baldwin County Commissioner Chris Elliott. Tuesday morning, the Baldwin County Commission will discuss what to do with the current Mobile and Escambia County campers, and the commission could also decide on several layoffs. We'll let you know what happens. Source: http://www.wbrc.com/story/31410006/mobile-and-escambia-counties-to-withdraw-juvenile-offenders-from-baldwin-wilderness-camp|
|Baldwin County Commission ready to stop managing juvenile offender facility 2016-03-08T18:52:03Z2016-03-08T22:01:02Z By Kati Weis, FOX10 News Reporter BioEmail Connect Biography email@example.com Follow @KatiWeis By Photojournalist: Jason Cooper Close X Embed Video Code Link to Video The Baldwin County Wilderness Facility Girls' Dorm in Lottie (Credit: Kati Weis, WALA FOX10 News) BAY MINETTE, AL (WALA) - The Baldwin County Commission is looking to no longer run its Residential Wilderness Facility for troubled teens in Lottie. In a work session Tuesday, March 8, commissioners agreed to work on determining the feasibility of leasing out the facility's property to a private company that would run a juvenile treatment program similar to the one currently operated by the county. County Commissioners came to the agreement after a lengthy discussion about the camp's budgeting issues, and significant costs to the Baldwin County taxpayers. “Either we fund it or we get out now," said Commissioner Skip Gruber in Tuesday's meeting. “It’s going to cost this commission money, if we don’t want to spend that money, then we need to decide now." Other Commissioners also chimed in on the conversation, explaining they felt the county should not be in the business of operating a facility like the Wilderness Camp. “This is not what county government ought to be doing,” said Commissioner Tucker Dorsey. While the commissioners work on the correct language for a bid, the camp will downsize. The facility will soon only house 16 girls and 16 boys, who will all only be sent there from the Baldwin County Juvenile Court System. The camp will also eliminate 15 positions from its payroll. Because of position vacancies and turnover rates, only three people will be laid off as a result of that decision. Those three people were on probationary employment. The camp's director, Jennifer Lee, said the decision is "unfair." "I think it's really unfair, I think it's an unfortunate situation, I think that it's an opportunity to push an agenda that isn't something that wants to be done by some commissioners," said Lee. The Baldwin County Residential Wilderness Facility for troubled juveniles first started making headlines after a woman working at the camp was allegedly raped by a 15-year-old male camper in December 2015. A FOX10 News Investigation found another female staff member had been assaulted by three teen male campers a year earlier. According to the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office (BCSO), the boys threw a sheet over the woman's head and started hitting her. They attempted to steal her car, but authorities arrived on scene before the teens could get away. The boys were prosecuted in juvenile court, according to BCSO. Some commissioners feel strongly the camp has been an important investment for juveniles in Baldwin County, noting it has helped turned many kids' lives around. Juvenile Judges in both Mobile and Baldwin Counties have said the same. Regardless, when Mobile County was asked to pay for the portion of juvenile offenders it sends to the camp, it refused, explaining there were insufficient funds. Before, surrounding counties were able to send juvenile offenders via court orders to the camp as an alternative to a juvenile detention center free of charge. The Baldwin County taxpayer, and medicaid reimbursements, were paying for those campers. Because the camp costs $5 million a year to operate, county commissioners decided to ask other counties to pay for their portion of campers to offset Baldwin County costs. According to a Baldwin County Commissioner, both Mobile and Escambia County have declined to pay for their campers, meaning kids from those counties will no longer be allowed to attend the facility. The Baldwin County Commission Work Session Tuesday morning decided most of the Mobile and Escambia campers currently enrolled at the camp will be allowed to finish their sentence at the facility. However, there will be two boys from outside counties who are fairly new to the program who will be sent home likely by next week. Source: http://www.wtvm.com/story/31416765/baldwin-county-commission-ready-to-stop-managing-juvenile-offender-facility|
|Baldwin Co. juvenile camp faces problems of it's own By James Gordon Tuesday, March 8th 2016 Share Video Share Video 00:00 00:00 0shares 19 shares tweet now! 0shares 19 shares tweet now! BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WPMI) The Baldwin County Wilderness Camp for troubled teens is facing it's own troubles. Last December a 15-year-old was jailed following a rape at the camp located in North Baldwin County. The camp's purpose is to help struggling teens better their lives through a court-ordered stay at the facility. Commissioners today say two other counties are now opting out of sending their teens to the camp. Juvenile courts in Mobile and Escambia County are the two that have opted out. Officials say the rape incident may have played a part but it really comes down to money. Scaling back the program will be the first step, graduating the teens that are there now and eventually keeping only 16 boys and 16 girls, all from Baldwin County. "I think that if we bring it back down to where its only Baldwin County kids we will know how many we have in it and not depend on anybody else that's money we can re-coup we know we can re-coup that," said Commissioner Charles "Skip" Gruber. Right now Medicare reimburses the county up to 70% of the cost to treat each teenager in the program. That's roughly $30,000 for each teen. One option is to outsource the program by hiring a private firm to run the facility. The Sheriff says it may be a valuable option. The county would maintain or possibly lease the facility, saving money, and a private program in many cases is much more flexible. "Once a person leaves the program that they are outside of the jurisdiction of the court they can still voluntarily continue in the program for continued therapy," said Baldwin County Sheriff Huey Mack Jr. Vacant counselor positions would not be filled and some on the current staff would be given a fair notice. "We have smart people that are there and they will be moving on in their natural way without having to publicly you know dispose of them," said camp Director Jennifer Lee.. "We cant continue to fund the big numbers we've had in the past. We need to either make it more efficient or put it out to the private sector so we can better serve these kids in our county," said Commissioner Tucker Dorsey. Commissioners say they will start the process of "gathering proposals" from private companies to run the facility. A final decision will come at later date. Source: http://local15tv.com/news/local/baldwin-co-juvenile-camp-faces-problems-of-its-own|
UPDATE: PATHWAY Inc.
Struggling Teens reports that Pathway Inc is fully licensed/accredited by Alabama Department of Education and the Joint Commission. Source: http://www.strugglingteens.com/artman/publish/article_5833.shtml. First, Pathway is not accredited by the Joint Commission. That statement appears to be a lie. We checked here: https://www.qualitycheck.org/. There is a different program called "The Pathway" operating in Mobile, AL at 100 N. Florida St., Mobile, AL listed in the Alabama Department of Education school list. Pathway Inc in Enterprise, AL is not listed nor is the facility in Minette, AL. The listing of schools in AL where we found this was here: https://web.alsde.edu/EdDirToList/Default.aspx?listtype=principal&dataformat=csv. On the Pathway Inc website, it claims only 2 license/accreditation credentials. They claim to be licensed by the AL Department of Human Resources and AL Department of Youth Services. Source: http://www.pathway-inc.com/#!accreditation-and-credentials/cuvc We were unable to find any directory or database to search for licensed facilities that are licensed by AL Department of Human Resources. You may want to call or e-mail them to verify. Here's the contact information page: http://dhr.alabama.gov/services/Family_Services/Office_Resdl_Lic.aspx We were unable to find anything on the AL Department of Youth Services website suggesting they have any authority to license/accredit facilities like Pathway Inc. Here's that website: http://dys.alabama.gov/.
One way to check if a facility, school, or program awards recognized academic credits is to contact a public university (i.e. University of Alabama) and ask if they accept diplomas or credits from the facility you are considering. If the answer is no, then you are certainly wasting time and money on a worthless excuse for "education".
Last Updated: August 17th, 2016