Preventing Gender Bias DOJ

Grace Raih filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women of the United States of America.
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From: Grace Raih

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All FY 2017 grant applications submitted to the Department of Justice to implement the department's Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

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 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Grace Raih

From: Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

December 18, 2017

Grace Raih

MuckRock News
DEPT MR 45890
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Dear Requester Raih:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act request dated December 14, 2017 and received in the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) of the United States Department of Justice on December 14, 2017 referencing a FOIA request sent on November 15, 2017 for "all FY 2017 grant applications submitted to the Department of Justice to implement the department's Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence." The Office on Violence Against Women did not receive the November 15, 2017 FOIA request referred to below. I would like to discuss this as well as the scope of your FOIA request and ask that your please contact me at the telephone number listed below.
For your information, this Office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited. Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track. Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately 20 business days, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer. At this time, your request has been assigned to the complex track. You may wish to narrow the scope of your request to limit the number of potentially responsive records or agree to an alternative time frame for processing, should records be located; or you may wish to await the completion of our records search to discuss either of these options.
This Office has adopted a first in/first out practice of processing all incoming requests. Your request has been placed in chronological order based on the date of receipt and will be handled as quickly as possible when it is assigned for processing. If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, you may contact me by telephone at 202-514-5430 or you may write to me at Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov<mailto:Catherine.poston@usdoj.gov> or United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, 145 N Street, NE, Suite 10W.121,Washington, D.C. 20530.
You may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at 202-514-5430 listed above for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; e-mail at ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

Sincerely,

Catherine M. Poston
Attorney Advisor

From: Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

Dear Requester Raih-
Can you please contact me at 202-514-5430 so that we can discuss the scope of your FOIA request?
Thank you-
Cathy Poston
Attorney Advisor
Office on Violence Against Women

From: Grace Raih

Dear Cathy,

Thank you so much for all the clarifying information. Here is an address you can send those applications - 411A Highland Avenue Somerville, MA 02144. Please let me know if I it is necessary to further adjust my request in anyway to not burden you or your colleague.

Sincerely,

Grace Raih

From: Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

Dear Requestor Raih,

Attached you'll find the information solicited via your Freedom of Information Act request dated February 5, concerning all FY 2017 grant applications submitted to the Department of Justice to implement the department's Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

Please let us know if you need further assistance.

Kind regards,

Emma West Rasmus
Legal Assistant | Office on Violence Against Women
U.S. Department of Justice | Contractor - CGI
Phone: 202-532-4460 | Email: emma.k.westrasmus@usdoj.gov<mailto:emma.k.westrasmus@usdoj.gov>

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