How to GET YOUR RECORDS from CPS
If you are in the CPS meatgrinder, sooner or later you are going to want to get your records from CPS. With very little searching on the internet, you quickly find out about the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. And you can find all sorts of forms to fill out, too.
The state person replying to your
request knows PERFECTLY WELL what you are looking for. If you are really
lucky, they give you a scolding
and then inform you of what exactly the law is called in your state. Or go
ahead and retrieve the records for you.
Now armed with the exact name to put in YOUR CPS Records Request, here's a general verbiage outline-
Your Name as likely appears on the records and Your Mates' name
Name of the CPS agency
PUBLIC RECORDS ACT REQUEST (Or what YOUR State Law is Named)
Dear Information Officer:
Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law ORS. ANN. §§192.410 to .505, I/ We request all documents and records named herein.
I/ We request access to and copies of any records with the names YOUR NAME, MATES NAME, or CHILD'S NAME on it.
I/ We would like to receive the information in electronic format. (Or printed if you want to pay through the nose for it)
This information is sought under my/our Pro Se status for use in our defense.
Please waive any applicable fees.
I/ We expect full compliance with these demands under PUBLIC RECORDS ACT, pro se, and full disclosure.
In documents that contain exempt material, our right is to see the unexempted portion and no document can be concealed because it contains exempt material.
All exempted material requires, by law, a detailed justification of what was exempted and the reasons why it is excluded.
I/ We reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to deny a waiver of fees.
I/ We look forward to your reply within 20 business days, as the statute requires. (Check how many days they are given in YOUR STATE)
Thank you for your assistance.
Records Law ALA. CODE §36-12-40 et seq.
Alaska Public Records Act ALASKA STAT. §§09.25.100 to .220
Arizona Public Records Law ARIZ. REV. STAT. ANN. §§39-121 to 1-24
Arkansas Freedom of Information Act of 1967 ARK. CODE ANN. §§25-19-101 to -107
California Public Records Act CAL. GOV. CODE §§6250 to 6270
Colorado Public Records Law COLO. REV. STAT. §§24-72-201 to -206
Connecticut. Freedom of Information Act CONN. GEN. STAT. ANN. §§1-18 to -21K
Delaware Freedom of Information Act DEL. CODE ANN. §§29-100-1001
District of Columbia- D.C. CODE ANN. §25-61-10
Florida Open Records FLA. STAT. ANN. §§119.01 to .165
Georgia Open Records Act GA. CODE ANN. §§50-18-70 to -76
Hawaii Public Record Rules HAW. REV. STAT. ANN. §§92F-11 to -19
Idaho Public Records Law IDAHO CODE §§9-338 to -347
Illinois Freedom of Information Act ILL. COMP. STAT. ANN. Ch.5, §§140/1 to /11
Indiana Open Records Law IND. CODE ANN. §§5-14-3-1 to -10
Iowa Open Records Law IOWA CODE ANN. §§22.1 to .14
Kansas Open Records Law KAN. STAT. ANN. §§45-215 to -225
Kentucky Open Records Act KY. REV. STAT. ANN. §§61.870 to .884
Louisiana Public Records Act LA. REV. STAT. ANN. §§44:31 to :37
Maine Freedom of Access Law ME. REV. STAT. ANN. tit. 1 Ch.13, 1 §408
Maryland Open Records Act MD. CODE ANN., STATE & GOVT. §§10-611 to -628
Massachusetts Public Records Law MASS. GEN. LAWS ANN. Ch.4, §7; Ch. 66, §10
Michigan Freedom of Information Act MICH. COMP. LAWS ANN. §§15-231 to -246
Minnesota Data Practices Act MINN. STAT. ANN. §13.03
Mississipp Public Records Act of 1983 MISS. CODE ANN. §§25-61-1 to -17
Missouri Public Records Law MO. ANN. STAT. §§109.180 to .190
Montana Open Records MONT. CODE ANN. §§2-6-101 to -111
Nebraska Open Records Act NEB. REV. STAT. §§84.712 to .713.05
Nevada Public Records NEV. REV. STAT. ANN. §§239.005 to .040
New Hampshire Right to Know Law N.H. REV. STAT. ANN. §§91-A:1 to :8
New Jersey Right to Know Law N.J. REV. STAT. §47-1A-1
New Mexico Inspection of Public Relations Act §14-2-1 N.M. STAT. ANN. 1978 et seq.
New York- Freedom of Information Law N.Y. PUB. OFF. LAW §§84 to 90
North Carolina Public Records Law N.C. GEN. STAT. §§132-1 to -10
North Dakota Open Records Law N.D. CENT. CODE §§44-04-18 to -18.8
Ohio Availability of Public Records OHIO REV. CODE ANN §149.43
Oklahoma Open Records Act OKLA. STAT. ANN. Tit. 51, §§24A.1 to .18
Oregon Public Records Law Or. Rev. STAT. ANN. §§192.410 to .505
Pennsylvania Open Records Law PA. CONS. STAT. ANN. Tit. 65, §§66.1 to .4
Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act R.I. GEN. LAWS §§38-2-1 to -14
South Carolina Freedom of Information Act S.C. CODE ANN. §§30-4-10 to -110
South Dakota Open Records S.D. CODIFIED LAWS ANN. §§1-27-1 to -19
Tennessee Open Records Act TENN. CODE ANN. §§10-7-503 to -509
Texas Open Records Act TEX. GOV. CODE ANN. §552.001
Utah Government Records Access and Management Act UTAH CODE ANN. §§63-2-101 to -207
Vermont Open Records Law VT. STAT. ANN. tit. 1, §§315 to 320
Virginia Freedom of Information Act VA. CODE ANN.2.1-340 to -346.1
Washington Open Records Law WASH. REV. CODE ANN. §§42.17.250 to .311
West Virgina Freedom of Information Act W. VA. CODE §§29B-1-1 to -7
Wisconsin Public Access Law WIS. STAT. ANN. §§19.31 to .39
Wyoming Public Records Act WYO. STAT. ANN. §9-2-407