Conversion Therapy (Consumer Complaints) (Department of Consumer Protection)

Joey Del Ponte filed this request with the Department of Consumer Protection of Connecticut.
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From: Joey Del Ponte


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All available records of complaints and violations regarding “Conversion Therapy,” “Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE)," “Ex-Gay Therapy,” “Reparative Therapy,” and/or “Same-Sex Attraction (SSA) Therapy" submitted between January 1, 2008 and the date this request is received. Please ensure the records include the location of the complaint/violation (address or long./lat. coordinates), whether it was a complaint or violation, the status of the request, the amount of fines resulting from the violation and any and all other available information listed in the dataset or related datasets.

If possible, please provide the data in a digital file (i.e. Excel spreadsheet .xls or .csv file)

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

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 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Joey Del Ponte

From: Department of Consumer Protection

Dear Mr. Del Ponte:

This letter is to acknowledge your request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act. You are requesting all available records of complaints and violations regarding "Conversion Therapy," "Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE)," "Ex-Gay Therapy," "Reparative Therapy," and/or "Same-Sex Attraction (SSA) Therapy" submitted between January 1, 2008 and the date this request is received inclusive of the location of the complaint/violation (address or long./lat. coordinates), whether it was a complaint or violation, the status of the request, the amount of fines resulting from the violation and any and all other available information listed in the dataset or related datasets.

Additionally, you are requesting this data in a digital file (i.e. Excel spreadsheet .xls or .csv file), and that pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. You indicate that the requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.
Please be advised that your request will be reviewed and documentation provided if subject to disclosure within the next 20 business days. The Department will contact you if there is a fee for copies. Pursuant to the statute, copies are .25 per page.

Thank you,

Myrna Rodriguez
Paralegal Specialist
Department of Consumer Protection
Legal Division
450 Columbus Blvd. Ste. 901
Hartford, CT 06103
Tel. No. (860) 713-6109
Fax No. (860) 706-5401

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From: Department of Consumer Protection

Mr. Del Ponte,

We have searched our complaint files and were unable to retrieve any files or complaints related to "Conversion Therapy," "Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE)," "Ex-Gay Therapy," "Reparative Therapy," and/or "Same-Sex Attraction (SSA) Therapy". Please note that although we checked our files in order to be thorough, this type of complaint does not fall under the jurisdiction or regulatory authority of DCP so we would be unlikely to receive such a complaint. I recommend checking with the Department of Public Health to see if they may have any additional information for you.

If we can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Truly,

Julianne Avallone

Legal Director
State of Connecticut
Department of Consumer Protection
Tel. (860) 713-6077
Fax (860) 706-5358
Email: Julianne.Avallone@ct.gov<mailto:Julianne.Avallone@ct.gov>

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