Other (indicate in message) Submitted: October 14, 2019 | Updated: November 7, 2019

(October 2019) Request for Involuntary Commitment Data in Johnston County, NC

Hello, Johnston County, NC Government.

I am seeking information pertaining to requests for Involuntary Commitment in your county for the year 2019.

To the Johnston County, NC Clerk of Court:

How many requests for Involuntary Commitment have there been in Johnston County from January 01, 2019 until today (October 14, 2019)? Of those requests, how many were approved? How many were denied?

To the Chief District Court Judge of Johnston County, NC:

It is my understanding that you are the supervisor of the Johnston County Magistrate’s Office. As the Magistrate is charged with the role of hearing all requests for Involuntary Commitment in your county, what type of training, if any, has he received in dealing with or understanding individuals who may be experiencing a mental health crisis? Is he required to attend CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training?

Once an Involuntary Commitment order has been issued, is there an agency or department within your county that provides oversight of how these orders are handled? Is there any follow-up from any government entity on whether treatment was either provided or denied? Any information or data you have regarding the handling of Involuntary Commitment requests and/or orders in your county would be helpful.

Thank you for your assistance!

Editor’s Note: Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

Status: Follow up

Activity:

  • November 7, 2019 2:48 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Ball, Michelle C. <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    cc: “Lee, Jacquelyn L.” <[email protected]>,
    “Jeffreys, Kimberly W.” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 7, 2019, 2:48 PM
    subject: RE: Request for Involuntary Commitment Data in Johnston County, NC

     

    Good afternoon.

     

    I do not have an update. I am copying Judge Lee and Ms. Jeffreys. You can find their email addresses in the copy line above. Please feel free to contact them directly.

     

    Regards,

     

    Michelle C. Ball

    Clerk of Superior Court

    North Carolina Judicial Branch

    O 919-209-5400
    F 919-209-5401


    Status: Follow up
  • November 7, 2019 2:36 pm

    1 week ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Ball, Michelle C.” <[email protected]>
    date: Nov 7, 2019, 2:36 PM
    subject: Re: Request for Involuntary Commitment Data in Johnston County, NC

     

    Good afternoon Michelle,

     

    We still haven’t heard from the Chief District Court Judge related to this public records request and were wondering if you had an update or if you’ve heard from them.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • October 23, 2019 2:01 pm

    3 weeks ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Ball, Michelle C.” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 23, 2019, 2:01 PM
    subject: Re: Request for Involuntary Commitment Data in Johnston County, NC

     

    Good afternoon Michelle,

     

    We haven’t heard from the Chief District Court Judge related to this public records request and were wondering if you had an update or if you’ve heard from them.

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Follow up
  • October 16, 2019 1:20 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: “Ball, Michelle C.” <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 16, 2019, 1:20 PM
    subject: Re: Request for Involuntary Commitment Data in Johnston County, NC

     

    Good afternoon Michelle,

     

    Thank you! Your portion of the request will be marked as complete.

     

    Additionally, we appreciate your help for forwarding the request to the Chief District Court Judge. If we haven’t heard from them in a week confirming receipt of this request, we’ll follow up again at that time.

     

    Have a good day,
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Government Processing Request
  • October 15, 2019 10:40 am

    1 month ago

    from: Ball, Michelle C. <[email protected]>
    to: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    date: Oct 15, 2019, 10:40 AM
    subject: Request for Involuntary Commitment Data in Johnston County, NC

     

    Good morning.

     

    Thank you for your public records request sent through the web portal for Johnston County. I have copied the same below for clarity.

     

    My office, the Clerk of Superior Court’s office, is the record keeper for Involuntary Commitments in Johnston County. All Involuntary Commitment records are confidential.

     

    After reviewing your request, we have determined that we have no public records that meet your request. Please note, NCGS §132-6.2, provides, “nothing in this section shall be construed to require a public agency to respond to a request for a copy of a public record by creating or compiling a record that does not exist.”

     

    As you have also requested information from the Chief District Court Judge, I am copying your request and my response to her.

     

    If I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

     

    Best Regards,

     

    Michelle C. Ball

    Clerk of Superior Court
    Johnston County

    North Carolina Judicial Branch

    O 919-209-5446
    F 919-209-5401


    Status: Response Received from Government
  • October 14, 2019 3:23 pm

    1 month ago

    from: Sunshine Request <[email protected]>
    to: [email protected]nstonnc.com
    date: Oct 14, 2019, 3:23 PM
    subject: Records Request: (October 2019) Request for Involuntary Commitment Data in Johnston County, NC

     

    Good afternoon Johnston County Government,

     

    I work for a website called Sunshine Request www.sunshinerequest.com. We built a site that makes it easier to make public records requests by filling out a simple form, and the results of any requests are posted on our site.

     

    We’ve received a request for information that may be available in your office. If you could please give us a rough estimate of when you think this request will be completed we can plan on following up again around that time. If you are not the appropriate contact to get this request completed, please let us know who to reach out to instead.

     

    Sunshine Request makes no claim as to the veracity of any statements or information contained in any of the requests, or public records, we receive.

     

    Here are the details of the request:

     

    Subject: (October 2019) Request for Involuntary Commitment Data in Johnston County, NC

     

    Message:
    “Hello, Johnston County, NC Government.

     

    I am seeking information pertaining to requests for Involuntary Commitment in your county for the year 2019.

     

    To the Johnston County, NC Clerk of Court:

     

    How many requests for Involuntary Commitment have there been in Johnston County from January 01, 2019 until today (October 14, 2019)? Of those requests, how many were approved? How many were denied?

     

    To the Chief District Court Judge of Johnston County, NC:

     

    It is my understanding that you are the supervisor of the Johnston County Magistrate’s Office. As the Magistrate is charged with the role of hearing all requests for Involuntary Commitment in your county, what type of training, if any, has he received in dealing with or understanding individuals who may be experiencing a mental health crisis? Is he required to attend CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) Training?

     

    Once an Involuntary Commitment order has been issued, is there an agency or department within your county that provides oversight of how these orders are handled? Is there any follow-up from any government entity on whether treatment was either provided or denied? Any information or data you have regarding the handling of Involuntary Commitment requests and/or orders in your county would be helpful.

     

    Thank you for your assistance!”

     

    Thank you!
    Sunshine Request


    Status: Sent to Government
  • October 14, 2019 9:59 am

    1 month ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending