Public Records Request Log - Florida Department of Children and Families

Erik Peterson filed this request with the Department of Children and Families of Florida .
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From: Erik Peterson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Florida's Sunshine Law (Fla. Stat. secs. 119.01 to 119.15 (1995)), I hereby request the following records:

A log of public records requests submitted to the Department of Children and Families that lists the date of request, the requester's name, the requester's organizational affiliation, a description of the request and the date the request was filled. Ideally I would like this information for the period from 2004 to the present.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, and is made in the process of academic research and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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.

Sincerely,

Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

From: Jackson, John

Hello:

Thank you for your request. There is no such log of public record requests at the Florida Department of Children and Families. Therefore, we will be unable to assist you with your request.

Let me know if you have any questions or need anything else.

John M. Jackson
Deputy General Counsel
Department of Children and Families
(850) 488-2381

From: Erik Peterson

Thanks for your quick response.

Since the office does not maintain a log , are there any available records that would indicate the number of requests the office has received or the sources of requests it has received? I'm conducting a research project looking at the volume and types of information requests received by state agencies, so any information along those lines would be very helpful.

Thank you,

Erik Peterson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science
Stanford University

From: Jackson, John

We do not have any records that track or detail the number of record requests the department receives. However, I can tell you that records involving child abuse investigations (requested by people involved in the investigations) and records detailing an individual's benefits account (food stamps, cash assistance, medicaid) are the most common. The latter type of records may be requested by the individual's themselves or third parties involved in civil litigation.

Does this help? Do you have any other questions? I am happy to assist in any way I can.

John M. Jackson
Deputy General Counsel
Department of Children and Families
(850) 488-2381

From: Erik Peterson

Thanks, John that's helpful to know.

Erik

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