Redress Project

William Fernandes filed this request with the Department of Justice, National Security Division of the United States of America.
Tracking #

21-073

Est. Completion None
Status
Fix Required

Communications

From: William Fernandes


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

EFOIA Request for communications and please produce productions in .pdf format via email.

Vaughn index requested for any exempted materials.

Please redact all materials appropriately to protect the identities as needed pursuant to the Privacy Act.

FOIA request

Information Sought:
For Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF): please produce the last 200 pages of documents including but not limited to applications, affidavits, written and or oral interrogatories, and crime reports or evidence supplements utilized to find basis for payments being made under the program to any applicants.

For the offices handling Victim Impact Statements :
Please produce the last 5 Victims Impact Statements, not subject to active litigation which have been vetted and or presented/processed and or distributed by your offices.

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,

William Fernandes

From: William Fernandes

This request submitted to your offices on : 12/22/20 via email and has not received a response.

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

EFOIA Request for communications and please produce productions in .pdf format via email.

Vaughn index requested for any exempted materials.

Please redact all materials appropriately to protect the identities as needed pursuant to the Privacy Act.

FOIA request

Information Sought:
For Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF): please produce the last 200 pages of documents including but not limited to applications, affidavits, written and or oral interrogatories, and crime reports or evidence supplements utilized to find basis for payments being made under the program to any applicants.

For the offices handling Victim Impact Statements :
Please produce the last 5 Victims Impact Statements, not subject to active litigation which have been vetted and or presented/processed and or distributed by your offices.

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,

William Fernandes

From: William Fernandes

Dear OIP Staff:

This request was submitted approximately 60 days ago to the following: nsdfoia@usdoj.gov on 12/22/2020
I also attempted to reach the FOIA desk via telephone and left a message.
Can you assist with compliance?

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

EFOIA Request for communications and please produce productions in .pdf format via email.

Vaughn index requested for any exempted materials.

Please redact all materials appropriately to protect the identities as needed pursuant to the Privacy Act.

FOIA request

Information Sought:
For Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF): please produce the last 200 pages of documents including but not limited to applications, affidavits, written and or oral interrogatories, and crime reports or evidence supplements utilized to find basis for payments being made under the program to any applicants.

For the offices handling Victim Impact Statements :
Please produce the last 5 Victims Impact Statements, not subject to active litigation which have been vetted and or presented/processed and or distributed by your offices.

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,

William Fernandes

From: William Fernandes

Dear OIP Staff:

This request was submitted approximately 60 days ago to the following: nsdfoia@usdoj.gov on 12/22/2020
I also attempted to reach the FOIA desk via telephone and left two message(s).
Can you assist with compliance?

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

EFOIA Request for communications and please produce productions in .pdf format via email.

Vaughn index requested for any exempted materials.

Please redact all materials appropriately to protect the identities as needed pursuant to the Privacy Act.

FOIA request

Information Sought:
For Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF): please produce the last 200 pages of documents including but not limited to applications, affidavits, written and or oral interrogatories, and crime reports or evidence supplements utilized to find basis for payments being made under the program to any applicants.

For the offices handling Victim Impact Statements :
Please produce the last 5 Victims Impact Statements, not subject to active litigation which have been vetted and or presented/processed and or distributed by your offices.

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,

William Fernandes

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

William Fernandes
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 106227
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
requests@muckrock.com

Re: FOIA/PA #21-073

Dear Mr. Fernandes:

This is to acknowledge your email dated December 22, 2020 for information pertaining to the Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF). Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on December 22, 2020.

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the NSD FOIA staff is teleworking full time. Our FOIA operations have been diminished while we are teleworking and our FOIA intake and FOIA processing will be slower than normal.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate. Also, the National Security Division does not handle Delegation of Authority.

You may contact our Government Information Specialist, Arnetta Mallory, for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request at:

U.S. Department of Justice
Records and FOIA Unit
3 Constitution Square
175 N Street N.E. 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 233-2639

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

The Department of Justice Office of Information Policy has received your email inquiry. Please note that the principal purpose of this email inbox, OIP.ComplianceInquiry@usdoj.gov<mailto:OIP.ComplianceInquiry@usdoj.gov>, is for receiving inquiries from members of the public regarding agencies' compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Please be advised that this is not a valid place to submit a FOIA request or administrative appeal. If you are seeking a status update for a request, you should instead contact the office to which you submitted your request for information. FOIA.gov<http://www.foia.gov/> contains contact information for all agency FOIA offices. To request a status update from the Office of Information Policy, please contact our FOIA Requester Service Center at 202-514-3642.

From: William Fernandes

Thanks for your response. The entity sent an first response acknowledgement on 03/09/2021 . Request was submitted on 12/22/20

From: William Fernandes

Ms. Mallory:

Request for status.

William Fernandes
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 106227
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
requests@muckrock.com

Re: FOIA/PA #21-073

Dear Mr. Fernandes:

This is to acknowledge your email dated December 22, 2020 for information pertaining to the Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF). Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on December 22, 2020.

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the NSD FOIA staff is teleworking full time. Our FOIA operations have been diminished while we are teleworking and our FOIA intake and FOIA processing will be slower than normal.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate. Also, the National Security Division does not handle Delegation of Authority.

You may contact our Government Information Specialist, Arnetta Mallory, for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request at:

U.S. Department of Justice
Records and FOIA Unit
3 Constitution Square
175 N Street N.E. 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 233-2639

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

From: William Fernandes

Appeal via portal: https://doj-foia.entellitrak.com/

Grounds for appeal:
5 USC 552, 5 USC 552a

Agency has not responded to follow up messages. Agency has failed to provide timeline for production.
Agency did not respond to initial request and OIPCompliance had to intervene after no response for 90 days.
Failure to comply with the statute.

Last response from agency:

Subject: NSD FOIA #21-073
Email

William Fernandes
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 106227
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
requests@muckrock.com

Re: FOIA/PA #21-073

Dear Mr. Fernandes:

This is to acknowledge your email dated December 22, 2020 for information pertaining to the Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF). Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on December 22, 2020.

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the NSD FOIA staff is teleworking full time. Our FOIA operations have been diminished while we are teleworking and our FOIA intake and FOIA processing will be slower than normal.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate. Also, the National Security Division does not handle Delegation of Authority.

You may contact our Government Information Specialist, Arnetta Mallory, for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request at:

U.S. Department of Justice
Records and FOIA Unit
3 Constitution Square
175 N Street N.E. 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 233-2639

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

Original Request:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

EFOIA Request for communications and please produce productions in .pdf format via email.

Vaughn index requested for any exempted materials.

Please redact all materials appropriately to protect the identities as needed pursuant to the Privacy Act.

FOIA request

Information Sought:
For Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF): please produce the last 200 pages of documents including but not limited to applications, affidavits, written and or oral interrogatories, and crime reports or evidence supplements utilized to find basis for payments being made under the program to any applicants.

For the offices handling Victim Impact Statements :
Please produce the last 5 Victims Impact Statements, not subject to active litigation which have been vetted and or presented/processed and or distributed by your offices.

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,

William Fernandes

From: William Fernandes

My apologies, the response to this appeal number# A-2022-00305 got referenced to the incorrect email. Could you resend it?

From: Department of Justice, National Security Division

From: requests@muckrock.com <requests@muckrock.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 5:20 AM
To: DOJ.OIP.FOIA (SMO) <DOJ.OIP.FOIA@usdoj.gov>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #21-073

Department of Justice, National Security Division
FOIA Office
#6150
950 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20530-0001

December 7, 2021

This is a follow up to request number 21-073:

My apologies, the response to this appeal number# A-2022-00305 got referenced to the incorrect email. Could you resend it?

View request history, upload responsive documents, and report problems here:
https://www.muckrock.com/

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 106227
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.

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On Oct. 28, 2021:
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #21-073
Appeal via portal: https://doj-foia.entellitrak.com/<https://protect2.fireeye.com/v1/url?k=25e79c3a-7a7ca56b-25e0b8df-ac1f6b01770e-688fd4efec667998&q=1&e=213faade-1da9-4835-ac7a-7e3482efd373&u=https%3A%2F%2Fdoj-foia.entellitrak.com%2F>

Grounds for appeal:
5 USC 552, 5 USC 552a

Agency has not responded to follow up messages. Agency has failed to provide timeline for production.
Agency did not respond to initial request and OIPCompliance had to intervene after no response for 90 days.
Failure to comply with the statute.

Last response from agency:

Subject: NSD FOIA #21-073
Email

William Fernandes
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 106227
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: FOIA/PA #21-073

Dear Mr. Fernandes:

This is to acknowledge your email dated December 22, 2020 for information pertaining to the Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF). Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on December 22, 2020.

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the NSD FOIA staff is teleworking full time. Our FOIA operations have been diminished while we are teleworking and our FOIA intake and FOIA processing will be slower than normal.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate. Also, the National Security Division does not handle Delegation of Authority.

You may contact our Government Information Specialist, Arnetta Mallory, for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request at:

U.S. Department of Justice
Records and FOIA Unit
3 Constitution Square
175 N Street N.E. 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 233-2639

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

Original Request:
To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

EFOIA Request for communications and please produce productions in .pdf format via email.

Vaughn index requested for any exempted materials.

Please redact all materials appropriately to protect the identities as needed pursuant to the Privacy Act.

FOIA request

Information Sought:
For Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF): please produce the last 200 pages of documents including but not limited to applications, affidavits, written and or oral interrogatories, and crime reports or evidence supplements utilized to find basis for payments being made under the program to any applicants.

For the offices handling Victim Impact Statements :
Please produce the last 5 Victims Impact Statements, not subject to active litigation which have been vetted and or presented/processed and or distributed by your offices.

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,

William Fernandes
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On May 24, 2021:
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #21-073
Ms. Mallory:

Request for status.

William Fernandes
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 106227
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: FOIA/PA #21-073

Dear Mr. Fernandes:

This is to acknowledge your email dated December 22, 2020 for information pertaining to the Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF). Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on December 22, 2020.

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the NSD FOIA staff is teleworking full time. Our FOIA operations have been diminished while we are teleworking and our FOIA intake and FOIA processing will be slower than normal.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate. Also, the National Security Division does not handle Delegation of Authority.

You may contact our Government Information Specialist, Arnetta Mallory, for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request at:

U.S. Department of Justice
Records and FOIA Unit
3 Constitution Square
175 N Street N.E. 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 233-2639

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist

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On March 18, 2021:
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act Request #21-073
Thanks for your response. The entity sent an first response acknowledgement on 03/09/2021 . Request was submitted on 12/22/20
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On March 18, 2021:
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information Act Request: Redress Project
The Department of Justice Office of Information Policy has received your email inquiry. Please note that the principal purpose of this email inbox, OIP.ComplianceInquiry@usdoj.gov<mailto:OIP.ComplianceInquiry@usdoj.gov<mailto:OIP.ComplianceInquiry@usdoj.gov%3cmailto:OIP.ComplianceInquiry@usdoj.gov>>, is for receiving inquiries from members of the public regarding agencies' compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Please be advised that this is not a valid place to submit a FOIA request or administrative appeal. If you are seeking a status update for a request, you should instead contact the office to which you submitted your request for information. FOIA.gov<http://www.foia.gov/> contains contact information for all agency FOIA offices. To request a status update from the Office of Information Policy, please contact our FOIA Requester Service Center at 202-514-3642.

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On March 9, 2021:
Subject: NSD FOIA #21-073
William Fernandes
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 106227
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Re: FOIA/PA #21-073

Dear Mr. Fernandes:

This is to acknowledge your email dated December 22, 2020 for information pertaining to the Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF). Our FOIA office received your Freedom of Information Act request on December 22, 2020.

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the NSD FOIA staff is teleworking full time. Our FOIA operations have been diminished while we are teleworking and our FOIA intake and FOIA processing will be slower than normal.

Our policy is to process FOIA requests on a first-in, first-out basis. Consistent with this policy, every effort will be made to respond to your request as quickly as possible. The actual processing time will depend upon the complexity of the request, whether it involves sensitive or voluminous records, and whether consultations with other agencies or agency components are appropriate. Also, the National Security Division does not handle Delegation of Authority.

You may contact our Government Information Specialist, Arnetta Mallory, for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request at:

U.S. Department of Justice
Records and FOIA Unit
3 Constitution Square
175 N Street N.E. 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20530
(202) 233-2639

Sincerely,

Arnetta Mallory
Government Information Specialist
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On Dec. 22, 2020:
Subject: Freedom of Information Act Request: Redress Project

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

EFOIA Request for communications and please produce productions in .pdf format via email.

Vaughn index requested for any exempted materials.

Please redact all materials appropriately to protect the identities as needed pursuant to the Privacy Act.

FOIA request

Information Sought:
For Criminal Justice Participation Assistance Fund (CJPAF): please produce the last 200 pages of documents including but not limited to applications, affidavits, written and or oral interrogatories, and crime reports or evidence supplements utilized to find basis for payments being made under the program to any applicants.

For the offices handling Victim Impact Statements :
Please produce the last 5 Victims Impact Statements, not subject to active litigation which have been vetted and or presented/processed and or distributed by your offices.

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,

William Fernandes

View request history, upload responsive documents, and report problems here:
https://www.muckrock.com/

Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 106227
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track, share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News" and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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