Log of Regional Center 4731 complaints appealed to DDS for 2000-2016

Brooke Ganz filed this request with the Department of Developmental Services of California.


From: Brooke Ganz

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

The California Welfare and Institutions Code states in 4731(d):

"The department [of Developmental Services] shall annually compile the number of complaints filed, by each regional center and state developmental center catchment area, the subject matter of each complaint, and a summary of each decision. Copies shall be made available to any person upon request."

(Online source: http://www.dds.ca.gov/statutes/WICSectionView.cfm?Section=4725-4731.htm )

Please provide these copies in full for the years 2000-2016.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Brooke Schreier Ganz

From: Lungren, Nancy@DDS

Thank you. This PRA request will be followed up by the appropriate DDS program.


Nancy Lungren
Assistant Director for Communications
Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
(916) 654-1820 (direct)/(916) 616-8265 (cell)
(916) 654-1913 (fax)


From: Da Silva, Lucia@DDS

Good afternoon,

I hope this message finds you well. Attached you will find a response letter regarding the PRA request received via MuckRock.com on February 16, 2016. If you have any questions regarding this correspondence, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Lucia Da Silva
Appeals, Complaints & Projects Section
California Department of Developmental Services
1600 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Office: (916) 654-2298

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From: Reed, Anastacia@DDS

The documentation request by Brooke Schreier Ganz through Muckrock.com on February 16, 2016 is attached.

From: Brooke Ganz


Thanks so much for your help with this request. I really appreciate it.

Brooke Schreier Ganz