Tag: Community Rehabilitation Center

A.G. GancarskiApril 2, 2018

A whistleblower action involving Community Rehabilitation Center, the non-profit of Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney, continues to be hashed out in the 4th Judicial Circuit Court; it is now a discrimination suit. Former CRC employee Darlene Peoples contended in a late-May whistleblower lawsuit in Florida’s 4th Circuit that she was “unlawfully terminated” by the non-profit … after she was allegedly exposed to risk […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 21, 2017

Earlier this summer, we reported on a whistleblower lawsuit brought against the non-profit company of Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney. Former employee Darlene Peoples claimed the company, Community Rehabilitation Center, had “unlawfully terminated” her… after she was allegedly exposed to risk from HIV-positive clients without proper training and licensure. Peoples asserted that she couldn’t find any recourse via human […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 21, 2017

On Tuesday, Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney addressed a whistleblower lawsuit regarding his non-profit. The whistleblower alleged that Gaffney’s Community Rehabilitation Center failed to properly train her when she was re-assigned to deal with HIV-positive people. Then, when she sought recourse, she alleged to have been rebuffed — including by Gaffney, the executive director of the non-profit. […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 20, 2017

Community Rehabilitation Center – the non-profit of Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney best known for its cameo appearances in the Corrine Brown trial and a Medicaid overbilling scandal – is back in the news. The subject this time: a late-May whistleblower lawsuit in Florida’s 4th Circuit, filed by an employee who alleges that she was “unlawfully terminated” […]

A.G. GancarskiMay 18, 2017

Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney was an eagerly-awaited prosecution witness in the trial of Corrine Brown. Despite being on the witness list, Gaffney — a longtime friend and confidant of Brown — was not called to testify in the trial. And FloridaPolitics.com has Gaffney’s exclusive take on why that is. Gaffney’s theory: his narrative was inconsistent with the […]

A.G. GancarskiJune 27, 2016

The big story of the weekend in the Florida Times-Union involved a fillet knife being taken (metaphorically, to be clear) to Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney. Among the issues explored: the “tumult” in Gaffney’s first year in office; the councilman’s relationship with Rep. Corrine Brown; and the financial operations of his Community Rehabilitation Center (CRC), which was subpoenaed earlier […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 22, 2016

The Jacksonville Human Rights Ordinance expansion is on hold, yet education efforts continue from local LGBT activists at the Jacksonville Coalition for Equality. Of late, efforts have been concentrated toward targeting African-American supporters, as evidenced by a full-page ad in the Florida Star with clergy endorsing HRO expansion, and now by educational events scheduled in predominantly […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 5, 2016

On Friday, the Community Rehabilitation Center and the CRC Foundation, organizations run by Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney, were served by agents of the FBI with subpoenas issued by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Neither CRC, the foundation, nor any employee or director of CRC are the targets of a federal investigation, contends a […]


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