|Submitted||April 30, 2021|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
1) Copies of all data dictionaries referenced in the table on Page 2 of the attached document, which was provided by Massachusetts DCF in response to a public records request.
I ask that all fees be waived as I am a journalist and intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest. In the event you choose to impose fees, I request a detailed breakdown of the fees, including the hourly wage of each employ involved and an explanation justifying the employee hours required to fulfill the request.
Should you choose to reject this request or redact portions of it, I ask that you provide a detailed breakdown of the statutory exemptions and associated case law underlying your decision to withhold each/any portions from public review.
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.
Thank you for your email. I have forwarded your PRR request. In the future, public records request may be sent through DCF’s online portal or to DCF.RAO@state.ma.us<mailto:DCF.RAO@state.ma.us> via email.
Director, Office of the Ombudsman
Department of Children and Families
600 Washington Street
Boston, Ma 02111
Remote Phone: 857 292 1838