Oregon Safety at Screening aggregate data

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Department of Human Services of Oregon.
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

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

1) Safety at Screening risk score data—annually, since the system was implemented—measuring the probability that the child named in a report will be removed from their home if the report is assigned for investigation. I request that this data be in aggregate (average risk score by category), broken down by the following child characteristics:

- Race
- Gender
- Disability
- Race AND Gender
- Race AND Disability

2) Safety at Screening risk score data—annually, since the system was implemented—measuring the probability that the child named in a report will be named in a new investigation if the report is screened out. I request that this data be in aggregate, broken down by the following child characteristics:

- Race
- Gender
- Disability
- Race AND Gender
- Race AND Disability

3) Annual aggregate data since 2016 on the number of child abuse/neglect report cases that were assigned for investigation and which were screened out, broken down by the following child characteristics:

- Race
- Gender
- Disability
- Race AND Gender
- Race AND Disability

Please note that all the data I am requesting is in aggregate (i.e., average scores for a broad category of children across a year) and not personally identifiable data or data that could be used in conjunction with other sources to identify individual cases.

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 about the workings of government. 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.

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.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: Department of Human Services

Hello,
Can you please go to this webpage and formally send in a records request. That is really the best and most effective way to get this request started: https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/Pages/RecordRequests.aspx
Thank you,
ODHS Communications

From: Department of Human Services

From: Department of Human Services

From: Department of Human Services

From: Todd Feathers

Hello,

Your last three messages have all come through blank. Could you please send the messages again in a different format?

Thank you!
Todd

From: Department of Human Services

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