Department of Youth Services Day Pass Guidelines

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Youth Services of Massachusetts.


From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of any manuals or administrative guides used to determine when and how juveniles in Department of Youth Services custody are eligible for a "Day Pass".

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.

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. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Michael Morisy

From: DYSInfoDesk (DYS)

Your request has been forwarded to the General Counsel's office and you will be hearing from them soon.
Thank you

From: Kathryn Swiniarski

Hello Mr. Morisy,

I am writing to let you know that the DYS General Counsel's Office is in receipt of your email request dated 9-9-11 for information pertaining to our "Day Pass" policy. Your request is currently under review and we are in the process of searching for responsive information. Thank you.

Kathryn Swiniarski
Administrative Assistant II
General Counsel's Office
Department of Youth Services
27 Wormwood Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02210
617-960-3298 (facsimile)

From: Department of Youth Services