Competence to Stand Trial

Sarika Ram filed this request with the Department of Children and Families of Florida.
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From: Sarika Ram


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Florida Sunshine Law, I hereby request the following records:

-Any policies from January 2016 to the date this request is processed related to committing defendants who are found incompetent to stand trial
-Any testing materials/forms valid from from January 2016 to the date this request is processed used to determine a person’s competence to stand trial
-Any learning/training materials valid from from January 2016 to the date this request is processed used to restore a person’s competence to stand trial

Please provide materials on a rolling basis, as they become available.

If you have any questions, please feel free to clarify via phone at 610-637-7745.

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 business days.

Sincerely,

Sarika Ram

From:

Good Afternoon:

I have received your public record records request below. After a diligent search, the Department has located the following records responsive to your request:

-Any policies from January 2016 to the date this request is processed related to committing defendants who are found incompetent to stand trial
CFOP 155-12
CFOP 155-13
CFOP 155-17
CFOP 155-18
CFOP 155-19
CFOP 155-22
CFOP 155-38
CFOP 155-56

-Any testing materials/forms valid from January 2016 to the date this request is processed used to determine a person’s competence to stand trial.

See CFOP 155-19

-Any learning/training materials valid from January 2016 to the date this request is processed used to restore a person’s competence to stand trial.

See CFOP 155-19

Additional training materials relevant to competency and restoration may be located on the Department’s website at the link below (bottom of page):

http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/mental-health/about-adult-forensic-mental-health

CFOPs may be found on the Department’s website at the link below:

http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/admin/publications/policies.asp?path=

These CFOPs can be found attached to this email and on the website linked above. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Ivory Avant
Assistant General Counsel
Office of General Counsel
Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Blvd, Bldg. 2, Rm. 204Q
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Ivory.Avant@myflfamilies.com<mailto:Ivory.Avant@myflfamilies.com>
Main Office: 850-488-2381
Direct Line: 850-717-4782
Facsimile: 850-922-3947

THIS COMMUNICATION MAY CONTAIN CONFIDENTIAL AND/OR PROTECTED ATTORNEY-CLIENT, MEDIATION, LITIGATION, OR RISK MANAGEMENT INFORMATION. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are notified that dissemination, distribution, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. Unless privileged, excluded, or exempted, this e-mail and any response, may be a public record subject to disclosure.

  • CFOP 155-38, Procedures for Post Commitment Diversion of Individuals Adjudicated Incompetent To Proceed or Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

  • CFOP 155-56, Guidelines for Admission of Forensic Individuals to a State Mental Health Treatment Facility

  • CFOP 155-12, Forensic Transfers to Civil Mental Health Treatment Facilities

  • CFOP 155-13, Incompetence To Proceed and Non-Restorable Status

  • CFOP 155-19, Evaluation and Reporting of Competency To Proceed

  • CFOP 155-22, Leave of Absence and Discharge of Residents Committed to a State Mental Health Treatment Facility Pursuant to Chapter 916, Florida Statutes

  • CFOP 155-17, Guidelines for Discharge of Residents from a State Civil Mental Health Facility to the Community

  • CFOP 155-18, Guidelines for Conditional Release Planning for Individuals Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity or Incompetent To Proceed Due to a Mental Illness

From:

Good Afternoon,

This email is in follow-up to your public records request. I have two additional documents that are being provided to me in response to your request. I will send them to you once they are received. Again, please feel free to contact me with any concerns.

Thank you for your patience,

Ivory Avant
Assistant General Counsel
Office of General Counsel
Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Blvd, Bldg. 2, Rm. 204Q
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Ivory.Avant@myflfamilies.com<mailto:Ivory.Avant@myflfamilies.com>
Main Office: 850-488-2381
Direct Line: 850-717-4782
Facsimile: 850-922-3947

THIS COMMUNICATION MAY CONTAIN CONFIDENTIAL AND/OR PROTECTED ATTORNEY-CLIENT, MEDIATION, LITIGATION, OR RISK MANAGEMENT INFORMATION. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are notified that dissemination, distribution, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. Unless privileged, excluded, or exempted, this e-mail and any response, may be a public record subject to disclosure.

From: Department of Children and Families

Good Morning:

This email is a follow-up response to your public records request dated 8/10/18. The Department has retrieved additional documents responsive to your request. The attached documents are additional CFOPs which cover the time period 1/1/16 to present. In addition, the Department has a retrieved a hard copy of a Competency to Stand Trial Training Resource kit. This kit will be mailed to the address listed below. These records complete the Department's response to your records request. Again, please feel free to reach out to me with any additional questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Ivory Avant
Assistant General Counsel
Office of General Counsel
Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Blvd, Bldg. 2, Rm. 204Q
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Ivory.Avant@myflfamilies.com<mailto:Ivory.Avant@myflfamilies.com>
Main Office: 850-488-2381
Direct Line: 850-717-4782
Facsimile: 850-922-3947

THIS COMMUNICATION MAY CONTAIN CONFIDENTIAL AND/OR PROTECTED ATTORNEY-CLIENT, MEDIATION, LITIGATION, OR RISK MANAGEMENT INFORMATION. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are notified that dissemination, distribution, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. Unless privileged, excluded, or exempted, this e-mail and any response, may be a public record subject to disclosure.

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From: Sarika Ram

Hello Ivory,
Thank you for your comprehensive response to my PRR.

I would be interested in the hard copy of the Competency to Stand Trial Training Resource kit you were able to receive. However, I am not located in Florida to retrieve a copy in person, so would it be possible to receive an electronic, faxed, or mailed copy of the kit?

Thank you for your time.

Best,
Sarika

From: Department of Children and Families

Hello Sarika,

I am placing the resource kit in the mail today. I have it addressed to:

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 59283
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Will this method be sufficient?

Ivory Avant
Assistant General Counsel
Office of General Counsel
Department of Children and Families
1317 Winewood Blvd, Bldg. 2, Rm. 204Q
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Ivory.Avant@myflfamilies.com<mailto:Ivory.Avant@myflfamilies.com>
Main Office: 850-488-2381
Direct Line: 850-717-4782
Facsimile: 850-922-3947

THIS COMMUNICATION MAY CONTAIN CONFIDENTIAL AND/OR PROTECTED ATTORNEY-CLIENT, MEDIATION, LITIGATION, OR RISK MANAGEMENT INFORMATION. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are notified that dissemination, distribution, or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. Unless privileged, excluded, or exempted, this e-mail and any response, may be a public record subject to disclosure.

From: Sarika Ram

Hello Ivory,
This method works perfectly. Thank you!

Best,
Sarika

From: Department of Children and Families

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