CVE/PEACE Name Change

Waqas Mirza filed this request with the Executive Office of Health and Human Services of Massachusetts.


From: Waqas Mirza

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

All e-mails between the Executive Office of Health and Human Services officials regarding the renaming of the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program to Promoting Engagement, Acceptance and Community Empowerment (PEACE).

You can restrict your search to records created from January 1st 2016 to the date this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

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.


Waqas Mirza

From: Presley, Christian (EHS)

Dear Mr. Mirza,

Enclosed please find EOHHS' final response to your public records request dated August 26, 2019. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Christian Presley
EOHHS Privacy Office
One Ashburton Place, Room 1109
Boston, MA 02108