Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health - Countering Violent Extremism

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health of Los Angeles County, CA.
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From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

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

A copy of all briefs, memos, directives, PowerPoint slides, guidelines or other documents concerning the Los Angeles countering violent extremism (CVE) program.

A copy of all emails, letters, and other written communication between the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and other governmental partners concerning CVE.

You can restrict your search to records created after January 1, 2013 to the date this request is processed.

According to the Los Angeles CVE Framework available on the Department of Homeland Security's website, the Interagency Coordination Group leading CVE efforts has worked to increase " coordination and community access" to governmental partners such as Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. See for example: https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Los%20Angeles%20Framework%20for%20CVE-Full%20Report.pdf.

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.

Sincerely,

Waqas Mirza

From: Margo Morales

Wasqa Mirza,

Your Public Records Act request was received by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health on September 19, 2016 . Please be advised that pursuant to Government Code 6353, subdivision (c), the time to respond to your request must be extended by an additional fourteen (14) days due to the existence of unusual circumstances. The unusual circumstances include the need to appropriately examine potentially voluminous amounts of records. You will receive a response from our office on October 14, 2016.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please let me know.

Sincerely,

Margo Morales, Administrative Deputy
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

From: Waqas Mirza

Thank you, Margo. I will wait for a response by October 14, 2016.

Waqas.

From: Margo Morales

My staff will send the responsive documents by the end of today.
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From: Waqas Mirza

Thank you, Margo.

From: Kathy Jones

Sent on Behalf of Margo Morales:

Waqas Mirza,

Attached are the records the Department of Mental Health found responsive to your request. Please be advised that there were four documents that will not be disclosed, pursuant to Government Code sections 6254 (a) and (f) because they were either in draft form or identified as for “official use only” by the creator of the document.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact me at (213) 738-2891.

Margo Morales, Administrative Deputy
County of Los Angeles, Department of Mental Health

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