|Multi Request||Community Corrections Collections|
|Submitted||June 15, 2021|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
1) The most recent of any regularly issued report created by or provided to your department documenting fees for community supervision collected by your staff or by any other entity tasked with performing collections for your agency
2) The most recent of any regularly issued report created by or provided to your department documenting unpaid fees for community supervision owed to your department.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
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 7 business days, as the statute requires.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following New Jersey Open Public Records Act request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 15, 2021. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is needed.
Dear Ms. Corwin,
The reports made and maintained on this topic are specific to an individual's financial situation. Therefore these records are exempt from disclosure pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-9 (EO 26)., information describing a natural person's finances, income, assets, liabilities, net worth, bank balances, financial history or activities, or creditworthiness & privacy concerns announced in Burnette v. County of Bergen 198 NJ 408 (2009) and its progeny.
You have a right to challenge the decision by the Department of Corrections. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint in writing with the Government Records Council (GRC). You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ 08625, by e-mail at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>, or at their web site at www.state.nj.us/grc<http://www.state.nj.us/grc>. The Council can also answer other questions about the law.
NJDOC Records Custodian
Please confirm that you are interpreting my use of the word "report" as I am, and indicate whether your denial still stands as is.
By "report," I mean a record documenting aggregate revenue and debt, for example as might be delivered from a collections agency or department to a client on a monthly, quarterly or other basis.
If such a report nevertheless contains identifying information of the debtors for that period, please provide an estimate for redaction.
Are you asking If we collect fees from Residential Community Release Programs? DOC pays entities to run RCRPs. They do not pay DOC.
I mean fees levied on paroles and probationers for their supervision. Does NJ not ask probation and parole participants to share the cost of their supervision?
Happy to chat by phone: 802 233 4992.
Parole is separate from DOC. You may wish to inquire with that agency. Probation is run through the county Courts.
Ah, I see. Many thanks.