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Countering Violent Extremism: Freedom of Information Law Requests

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

Published: 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).