|Submitted||Dec. 22, 2016|
MuckRock users can file, duplicate, track, and share public records requests like this one. Learn more.
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:
• The number of children between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years in this state during the years 2015 and 2016
• The number of children receiving daycare benefits in this state during the years 2015 and 2016
• The number of children on daycare waiting lists in this state during the years 2015 and 2016
• The number of children on that did not qualify for daycare in this state during the years 2015 and 2016
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 calendar days, as the statute requires.
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/
Dear Mr. Lipton:
Attached please find DCF's response to your public records request.
CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This electronic communication and any attached documents may contain privileged or otherwise confidential information from the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by email or phone and delete this communication and its attachments from your server, hard drive, and/or communications device without using, copying, or disclosing the contents as any unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.