Kirkwood told the voters in the fall of 2015 in his fail run for a judicial seat that he invited the allegedly best authority in New York, a Dr. Hamill, to treat "juvenile sex offenders" in foster care in Delaware County, that Dr. Hamill came to Delaware County, designed an experimental program of treatment of "juvenile sex offenders" and actually subjected children kept in foster care in Delaware County to experimental sex offender treatment, which was allegedly a "boon" to Delaware County taxpayers, first, because children remained, for treatment purposes, in Delaware County and were not sent someplace else, and second, because, as compared to a $250,000 price tag per child per year to send children away to an outside facility, Delaware County paid a meager $56,000 per child per year for Dr. Hamill's program.
I already verified, through the Delaware County's answer to my FOIL request, that the County did not ask for any permissions from state authorities to subject children in foster care to the sex offender treatment - which is always "experimental", as such treatment has never been scientifically validated or standardized, and has been pronounced "extraordinarily invasive", inappropriate and inapplicable for rehabilitation of even adult sex offenders by the 2nd Circuit in 2013.
After I published the FOIL response by Delaware County, with my commentary, somebody close to Delaware County tried to threaten me with a defamation lawsuit, accusing me of "spreading dangerous misinformation", without any specifics though, as to what was the "misinformation" part, and of not understanding who is the decision-maker in foster care.
Well, who is the decision-maker in foster care is a no-brainer, it is the Delaware County in whose custody children in foster care are placed by the Family court (and, at the time Kirkwood was discussing, the judge placing children into the care of Delaware County, and Kirkwood as the legal adviser of Delaware County, was Carl Becker, Kirkwood and Delaware County Commission for Social Services William Moon's personal friend, who represented the Delaware County Department of Social Services for 27 years before coming, likely illegally, to the bench, since there is no record Becker was a legally elected judge in 2002).
And, the same Porter Kirkwood and the same Delaware County are also PROSECUTING juvenile sex offenders, making "decision-making in foster care", subjecting children to "sex offender treatment", mired in irreconcilable conflicts of interest.
It is interesting that, when reports started to circulate about an FBI investigation of Commissioner Moon and his interesting activities in the Delaware County Department of Social Services, Porter Kirkwood quickly resigned.
Today, I filed a FOIL/FOIA (state and federal) access to records request to Delaware County asking for more information about the juvenile sex offender "treatment" program run by Kirkwood.
I am also filing access to records requests with other agencies that may have records about such programs - I will not say with which agencies I am filing records requests until I get answers - just to verify how much Delaware County is lying in response to FOIL/FOIA requests.
Here is the FOIL request. In an additional FOIL/FOIA request I asked for the age range of children subjected to such "treatment".
In separate articles I am currently preparing, I will describe in specific detail what such "treatment" programs entail - what kind of sexual abuse of children Kirkwood authorized at taxpayers' expense.
It is the spread of TRUTHFUL information that Delaware County is fearing as "dangerous".
But it will be published.
Because taxpayers of Delaware County must know what kind of atrocities to children in foster care their money was used to buy - to be able to demand to hold perpetrators accountable.