Boston Globe Child Fatality Data Request (Yuba County)

Jessica Huseman filed this request with the Health & Human Services Division - Child Welfare Services Division of Yuba County, CA.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Jessica Huseman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting access to records regarding child abuse and neglect which resulted in a child fatality from Jan. 1, 2011 to present.

Because your state receives funds from CAPTA and has attested that it is CAPTA compliant, these records should be collected and in a readily accessible format. Section 106(b)(2)(B)(x) of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act requires states to publicly disclose the following in each case of a child fatality or near fatality:
• The cause and circumstances regarding the fatality or near fatality
• The age and gender of the child
• Information describing any previous reports or child abuse or neglect investigations that are pertinent to the child abuse or neglect that led to the fatality or near fatality.
• The result of any such investigations.
• The services provided by and the actions of the State on behalf of the child that are pertinent to the child abuse or neglect that led to the fatality or near fatality.
I am requesting access to this information for each child fatality in the time frame referenced, preferably in preferably in machine-readable format, such as Microsoft Excel or a comma delimited text file. These records should not be aggregate data, but instead broken out for each individual child fatality.

Because your county is already required by federal law to maintain these records and make them available for public requests, and because I am a reporter and this request is being made as part of a newsgathering effort and not for commercial use, I request all fees associated with this request be waived.

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 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jessica Huseman

From: Segal, Coleman

Hello Ms. Huesman,

I am writing in response to your Oct. 5 email to Heath and Human Services in Yuba County regarding a records request you had submitted. I just wanted to verify that this is a working email address for you. Thank you,

Coleman Segal
Deputy County Counsel
Yuba County Counsel
915 8th Street, Suite 111
Marysville, CA 95901
Phone: (530) 749-7570
Fax: (530) 749-7513

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: Privileged and Confidential. Attorney-Client Communication & Attorney Work Product. This communication and any accompanying documents are confidential and privileged. They are intended for the sole use of the addressee. If you receive this transmission in error, you are advised that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or the taking of any action in reliance upon the communication is strictly prohibited. Moreover, any such inadvertent disclosure shall not compromise or waive the attorney-client privilege as to this communication or otherwise. If you have received this communication in error, please contact me at the above Internet address or by telephone at 530.749.7570. Thank you.

From: Jessica Huseman

Hello-

Yes you may contact me at this location. You may also contact me directly at jessica.huseman@propublica.org.

From: Jessica Huseman

Mr. Segal-

Can I please get an update on this records request? When can I expect a response?

From: Health & Human Services Division - Child Welfare Services Division

Hello Ms. Huseman,

Our office has twice faxed over a reply. We do not have any records that are responsive to the request. Thank you,

Coleman Segal

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