Response-Times to Abuse Reports

Mary Connaughton Pioneer Institute filed this request with the Department of Children and Families of Massachusetts.
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From: Mary Connaughton

To Whom It May Concern:

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

Response-times to all reports of abuse of children under the care of the DCF since 2004.

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 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 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Mary Connaughton

From: DCFCommissioner (DCF)

Thank you for your e-mail. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

If you are writing to report abuse or neglect of a child, please call the Child At Risk Hotline at: 1-800-792-5200.

If your concern or inquiry is regarding a DCF case or is time sensitive, please contact the Office of the Ombudsman @ 617-748-2444.

For a listing of local DCF offices , please visit: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dcf/

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 29, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: DCFCommissioner (DCF)

Thank you for your e-mail. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

If you are writing to report abuse or neglect of a child, please call the Child At Risk Hotline at: 1-800-792-5200.

If your concern or inquiry is regarding a DCF case or is time sensitive, please contact the Office of the Ombudsman @ 617-748-2444.

For a listing of local DCF offices , please visit: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dcf/

From: MuckRock

To Whom It May Concern:

Could you please confirm that this public records request was received appropriately? It was initially submitted on June 29, 2015 and has yet to receive a non-automated acknowledgement.

Thank you.

From: DCFCommissioner (DCF)

Thank you for your e-mail. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

If you are writing to report abuse or neglect of a child, please call the Child At Risk Hotline at: 1-800-792-5200.

If your concern or inquiry is regarding a DCF case or is time sensitive, please contact the Office of the Ombudsman @ 617-748-2444.

For a listing of local DCF offices , please visit: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dcf/

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 29, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: DCFCommissioner (DCF)

Thank you for your e-mail. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

If you are writing to report abuse or neglect of a child, please call the Child At Risk Hotline at: 1-800-792-5200.

If your concern or inquiry is regarding a DCF case or is time sensitive, please contact the Office of the Ombudsman @ 617-748-2444.

For a listing of local DCF offices , please visit: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dcf/

From: Robins, Leah (DCF)

Dear Ms. Connaughton,

Due to a technical error this email has just been received. It is being shared with the appropriate parties within DCF.

From: Rome, Andrew (DCF)

This will acknowledge receipt of your FOIA request. I would appreciate your contacting me as soon as possible so that I may discuss the scope and specifics of your request. Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Andrew Todd Rome
General Counsel
Department of Children and Families
Office of the General Counsel
600 Washington Street
6th floor
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617)748-2015 Fax: (617)261-7428
andrew.rome@state.ma.us

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