Countering Violent Extremism: Freedom of Information Law Requests

The Brennan Center's Freedom of Information Law Requests related to the Countering Violent Extremism program.

June 26, 2017

Countering Violent Extremism: Freedom of Information Law Requests

Department of Homeland Security

Freedom of Information Act Request from Amos Toh, Katz Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice to Priscilla Waters, FOIA Officer, Department of Homeland Security, concerning details on CVE pilot programs (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Amos Toh, Katz Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice to Sandy Ford Page, FOIA Officer, National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, concerning details on CVE pilot programs (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Amos Toh, Katz Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice to Aeron Pineiro, Public Liaison, Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security, concerning details on CVE pilot programs (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to FOIA Officer/Public Liaisons in the Offices of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Intelligence & Analysis, and National Protection and Programs Directorate, Department of Homeland Security concerning records pertaining to the new 2014 CVE program (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to the Records Management/Disclosure Branch, Federal Emergecy Management Agency FOIA Office, concerning grant applications submitted by the State of California, the State of Massachusetts, and the State of Minnesota to the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (Dec. 23, 2014)

Freedom of Information Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to the Records Management/Disclosure Branch, Federal Emergecy Management Agency FOIA Office, concerning grant applications submitted by the State of California, the State of Massachusetts, and the State of Minnesota to the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (June 30, 2015).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to the Records Management/Disclosure Branch, Federal Emergecy Management Agency FOIA Office, concerning grant applications submitted by the State of California, the State of Massachusetts, and the State of Minnesota to the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (June 30, 2015).

Department of Justice

Freedom of Information Act Request from Amos Toh, Katz Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice, to the Record/Information Dissemination Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation, concerning past practices, initiatives and programs that may have shaped the design and implementation of a new series of pilot programs aimed at “countering violent extremism.” (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to FOIA/Privacy Staff Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice,  concerning a new program aimed at “countering violent extremism” (CVE) (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to Record/Information Dissemination Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice,  concerning a new program aimed at “countering violent extremism” (CVE) (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to the Record/Information Dissemination Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation, concerning the updated 2013 and present policy directive regarding guidelines for community engagement and outreach (Jan. 23, 2015).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to the Record/Information Dissemination Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation, concerning the updated 2016 and present policy directives and policy implementation guides for community engagement and outreach (May 18, 2016).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Amos Toh, Katz Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice, to the Record/Information Dissemination Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation, concerning details on the new series of pilot programs aimed at CVE (Dec. 23, 2014)

Freedom of Information Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, Brennan Center for Justice to Chaun Eason, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Department of Justice, concerning Grant Agreements and supporting documentation submitted to the COPS office by the World Organization for Resource Development & Education (WORDE), based in Montgomery County, MD (June 11, 2015).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to Dorothy Lee, Office of Justice Programs, Office of the General Counsel, Department of Justice, concerning grant applications submitted and research funded to the Research on Domestic Radicalization and Violent Extremism (DRVE) Program, administered by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, FY 2013, FY 2014, and FY 2015 (June 23, 2015).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to Susan B. Gerson, Assistant Director, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice, concerning programs aimed at “countering violent extremism” (CVE) (June 23, 2015).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to Chaun Eason, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Department of Justice, concerning information from the Office of the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) regarding COPS grants awarded to entities for the purpose of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) from FY 2010 to the present (June 30, 2015).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, Brennan Center for Justice to Susan B. Gerson, Assistant Director, Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice, concerning the Memorandum of Understanding between the United States’ Attorney’s Office for Minnesota (“USAO-MN”) and the Somali-American Task Force in Minnesota, pertaining to the USAO-led “Building Community Resilience” (BCR) efforts in Minnesota (Sept. 11, 2015).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Amos Toh, Katz Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice to Record/Information Dissemination Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation, concerning details on new series of CVE pilot programs (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to the Executive Office for United States Attorneys, Department of Justice, concerning a the creation of a new CVE pilot program in California, Minnesota, and Massachusetts (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to the Record/Information Dissemination Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation, concerning the creation of a CVE pilot program in three cities (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to the Custodian of Records, Saint Paul Police Department, concerning the creation of a CVE pilot program in Saint Paul (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to the Office of the Legal Advisor, Boston Police Headquarters, concerning the creation of a CVE pilot program in Boston (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Program Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to the CRCL of USDHS, I&A of USDHS, and NPPD of USDHS, concerning records pertaining to the creation of a CVE pilot program in three cities (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Program Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to the Los Angeles Police Department Discovery, concerning the creation of a CVE pilot program in Los Angeles (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Program Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to the Centralized Custodian of Records Unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, concerning the creation of a CVE pilot program in LA (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Program Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to MPD Records Information Unit from Minneapolis Government, concerning the creation of a CVE pilot program in Minneapolis (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice, to Dorothy Lee, Office of Justice Programs/Office of the General Counsel, concerning grant applications submitted by California, Massachusetts, and Minnesota through JAG&OJP (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice, to Records Management/Disclosure Branch, FEMA FOIA Office, concerning the grant applications through FEMA, SHSP, & UASI in CA, MA, & MN (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Amos Toh, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice, to Aaeron Pineiro, Acting FOIA Officer/Public Liaison in the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties from USDHS, concerning the current records of the new pilot programs aimed at CVE (Dec 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Amos Toh, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice, to Priscilla Waters, FOIA Officer/Public Liaison in the Office of I&A from USDHS, concerning records pertaining to past practices, initiatives, and programs of CVE pilot programs (Dec. 23, 2014).

Freedom of Information Act Request from Amos Toh, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice, to Sandy Ford Page, FOIA Officers/Public Liaison from U.S. Department of Homeland Security, concerning a new series of pilot programs aimed at CVE efforts (Dec. 23, 2014)

Los Angeles, Calfornia

California Public Records Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, Brennan Center for Justice to Holly Wolcott, Clerk, City of Los Angeles City, concerning Grant Agreements between the State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the City of Los Angeles regarding the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (Dec. 23, 2014).

California Public Records Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, Brennan Center for Justice to Holly Wolcott, Clerk, City of Los Angeles City Holly Wolcott, concerning Grant Agreements and supporting documentation pertaining to the acceptance and disbursement of the FY 2014 Edward Byrne Memorial JAG Grant administered by the federal Office of Justice Programs (OJP), for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (Dec. 23, 2014).

California Public Records Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Programs Associate, and  Michael Price, Counsel. Brennan Center for Justice to Los Angeles Police Department Discovery concerning details on the Los Angeles Police Department's involvement in the creation of a CVE pilot program (Dec. 23, 2014).

California Public Records Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, Brennan Center for Justice to Patty Huber, Executive Officer, Los Angeles Office of the City Administrative Office, concerning Grant Agreements between the State of California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the City of Los Angeles regarding the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (March 11, 2015)

Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Public Records Law Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, Brennan Center for Justice to Maureen Feeney, Clerk, City of Boston, concerning a FOIA Request for Grant Contracts and supporting JAG data to Massachusetts OPS & Boston PD (December 23, 2014).

Massachusetts Public Records Law Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, Brennan Center for Justice to Maureen Feeney, Clerk, City of Boston concerning Grant Agreements between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the City of Boston under the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (December 23, 2014).

Massachusetts Public Records Law Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, Brennan Center for Justice to the Boston Police Headquarters' Office of the Legal Advisor, concerning records pertaining to a new program aimed at “countering violent extremism” (CVE) (Dec. 23, 2014)

Montgomery County, Maryland

Maryland Public Information Act Request from Amos Toh, Katz Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice to Thomas Manger, Chief, Montgomery County Police Department, concerning details on cords pertaining to "countering violent extremism" ("CVE") efforts in Montgomery County, MD. (February 17, 2015).

Maryland Public Information Act Request from Amos Toh, Katz Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice to Bruce Adams, Director of Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships, concerning details on the Montgomery County Model's public-private partnerships for CVE efforts (Feb 17, 2015).

Maryland Public Information Act Request from Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to Bruce Adams, Director of Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships, concerning Montgomery County Police Department's engagement with private organizations on CVE efforts (March 4, 2015).  

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Minnesota Government Data Practices Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, Brennan Center for Justice to Casey Carl, Office of the City Clerk, concerning Grant Contracts and supporting documentation related to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, administered by the federal Office of Justice Programs (OJP), for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (Dec. 23, 2014).

Minnesota Government Data Practices Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, Brennan Center for Justice to Barret Lane, Director, Office of Emergency Management, City of Minneapolis, concerning Grant Agreements between the State of Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety- Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the City of Minneapolis under the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (Dec. 23, 2014).

Minnesota Government Data Practices Act Request from Meghan Koushik, Research & Programs Associate, to Shari Moore, City Clerk, City of St. Paul, concerning Grant Agreements between the State of Minnesota’s Department of Public Safety- Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the City of St. Paul under the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (Dec. 23, 2014).

Minnesota Government Data Practices Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice to Custodian of Records Saint Paul Police Department, concerning details on the Saint Paul Police Department's involvement in the creation of a CVE pilot program (Dec. 23, 2014).

Minnesota Government Data Practices Act Request from Shannon Parker, Research & Programs Associate, and Michael Price, Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice Minneapolis Police Department, concerning details on Minneapolis Police Department's involvement in the creation of a CVE pilot program (Dec. 23, 2014).