Documents relating to incidents at DYS Middleton - Northeast Regional Youth Service Center

David Weimer filed this request with the Department of Youth Services of Massachusetts.

It is a clone of this request.

Due Dec. 9, 2022
Est. Completion Feb. 2, 2023
Status
Awaiting Response

Communications

From: David Weimer

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all documents, incident reports, write-ups, grievances or messages related to staff, employees, contractors or subcontractors physically harming, injuring, assaulting, hitting or dropping youth at the DYS Northeast Regional Youth Services Center, including but not limited to incidents that result in or are followed by on-site or off-site medical assessment or treatment of youth, from January 1, 2021 to the time when this request is answered.

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 MuckRock.com, 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 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Betsey Chace

From: Department of Youth Services

Good morning Ms. Chace,
The Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) is in receipt of your public records request submitted on November 25, 2022. Due to the complexity of this request, additional time is needed. We anticipate responding to your request on or before December 22, 2022.

Please contact me if this extended response date presents a difficulty for you. Thank you for your patience.
Best,

Kristina D'Ambra,
Paralegal, RAO
Department of Youth Services
600 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Cell: (857)292-4355
Office: (617)960-3387

From: Department of Youth Services

Good morning,
My apologies for the delay, I am just getting back from having COVID. I expect to have a response sent to you by close of business January 3rd. Many thanks for your patience - Kristina

From: Department of Youth Services

Dear Ms. Chace,
I am writing to request a 2-week extension from the January 3, 2023, expected response date. I apologize for the inconvenience; DYS personnel are still gathering and reviewing potentially responsive documents. Our expectation is to have a final response sent to you on or before January 17, 2023.

Many thanks for your patience and understanding.
Best,

Kristina

From: Department of Youth Services

Good morning,
An email was sent on December 29, 2022, requesting an extension to January 17, 2023. I've attached the email for reference. Thank you - Kristina

Kristina D'Ambra,
Paralegal, RAO
Department of Youth Services
600 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Cell: (857)292-4355
Office: (617)960-3387

From: Department of Youth Services

Good morning,
I expect to have a final response on or before the close of business, Thursday, February 2, 2023. I appreciate your continued patience.
Best,

Kristina

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