Presser – CFSR DHHS

My prepared notes, that I left at home.


My name is Vernon J & I spent my juvenile and teenage years in foster care.,

As a juvenile I was removed from my father’s house due to neglect.

I was then reunited with my mother and due to abuse was returned to the foster care system at age 15.

IF it wasn’t for foster care, I wouldn’t be here today.  I’m thankful for my great foster parents, good social work staff, and other caring individuals throughout my life.

I’m currently the General Manager of store for a National Chain. As a foster child you can be successful. This is why I’m happy to serve the children, stakeholders, and citizens of Nebraska though the Children’s Commission and Commission for the Protection of Children.

We can make everybody that has contact with DHHS a successful outcome. IF that is reunification, adoption, or alternative permanent solution. I’m happy to do my part to contribute to those success outcomes.

YES the are challenges, but we have a GREAT Opportunities to meet those challenges head on.

I look forward to seeing the continued movement though the PIP at the Department over weeks, months, and years going forward.

Thank YOU.  

What: Nebraska DHHS PIP Kick-off Event
When: Tomorrow 13:00 to 15:30
Where: The Marriott Cornhusker Hotel – Lancaster Ballroom
Why: Discuss the CFSR & Program Improvement Plan.

As a former Youth in Foster care & Board Member of the Nebraska Children’s Commission & Commission for the Protection of Children I’m happy to speak about my experience.

IF you don’t know my story, I went to foster care twice in my life, (before 1st grade & after 15).

will post my prepared notes later. 

Spiderman: Homecoming

I went & saw Spiderman: Homecoming.

Seat B9.

When you plan your movie going badly, you get the 1st row.

It was a good movie, funny.

Thanks for NOT ruining the surprise.


A brand new Month.

Are  you ready to be the baddest on the block? 

Join Vernon J & Lion brothers nuzzle one another on the grasslands of Masai Mara, Kenya from the San Diego zoo. 

All our life


I care. By care I mean, I added a new friend on Facebook. Also #IWasRight. I thought about issuing an apology (I’m sadden that happen to you), but I needed *that. I’m also stronger now. I did #Love you with my all.


There are two ways to eat.

When you're trying to be healthy
How you REALLY eat cookies

Try Me

#Life what are you bringing today?
I don’t know, but I don’t have to be to work until 1000.
I also have Ice Cream.

Good? Bad?

I’m not sure if today is a bad day or a good day.

I’ve been up since 0408, I don’t want/need to take a nap. Naps are a good thing, not needing to take one is a good thing.

How was your day?

Not yet

This is not that item I’m buying this weekend.


I’ll let you know what it is soon.