Since early 2016, his political news website Ocean County Politics quickly became a “must read” for its in-depth reporting about local government, campaign finance and investigations of public officials in Ocean County, NJ. Stories first broken by Gavin on Ocean County Politics are frequently cited by larger media outlets, including NJ.com, POLITICO, InsiderNJ and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show.
In 2017 he launched OPRAmachine, a statewide freedom of information portal that automatically publishes public records requests & responses, the first website of its kind to serve New Jersey. The website, which is active in all 21 counties, allows anybody to easily request public documents from state and local government agencies under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA). It was the first production deployment of the open-source Alaveteli platform that targeted a single U.S. state rather than an entire country.
Expected B.A. in Political Science, 2018
High School Diploma, 2015
Lacey Township High School
As the creator of New Jersey’s largest public records research platform, Gavin is deeply familiar with the public records request process. With a journalistics and academic background, he is comfrotable researching and synthesizing information from various sources.
Gavin is comfortable implementing and working with modern web, desktop & mobile technologies, including Linux & open source software and web development tools. His work as an IT solution provider allowed him to develop significant experience in this realm.
In the course of his work as an independent journalist, Gavin has produced and edited written reports and editorials as well as videos & audio podcasts. He also has experience writing press releases.
AG’s office violated New Jersey public records law, judge rules.
Lawsuit reveals practice of OPRA violations at New Jersey State Police
GRC declares county prosecutor violated OPRA law by witholding documents
What Gavin is researching using the Open Public Records Act
Data obtained via the OPRAmachine API:
Requested from: Toms River FD1
Status: Follow up
Thank you, this confirms my receipt of the documents. Yours sincerely, Gavin Rozzi
Requested from: Toms River FD1
Good afternoon, Mr. Rozzi. As per your request, please find the complaint served upon fire district No. 1. Please confirm receipt of the document. Bria...
Requested from: Lacey Township
Status: Information not held.
The Township of Lacey has no documents relating to your OPRA request. Thank you Veronica Laureigh Municipal Clerk/Administrator Township of Lace...
Ocean County College (Fall, 2017 semester):
In this class, working with Professor John A. Brogan, Sr., I participated in an exercise that saw the students create their own jobs program for recovering addicts. Students addressed recidivism and integrating recovering addicts into community organizations & programs.
A significant role that I played in this class was providing technology assistance to the professor and helping to modernize teaching methods.
Stockton University (Fall, 2018 semester):
For the fall, 2018 semester I am serving as the teaching assistant for two of Professor Linda J. Wharton’s classes at Stockton. Both courses feature in-depth study & discussion of key decisions of the United States Supreme Court.
I am available for hire as a consultant for commercial projects and partners interested in utilizing my services.
Some of the types of projects I am interested include:
I have created this section of my website due to the numerous inquiries I receive from users of my web services.
Public records research services
Due to my reputation for making use of the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA) for investigative reporting, I am often asked about assisting in researching a given topic for individuals and business owners using OPRA. I will soon be offering OPRA research services for those who would like to have me research a specific topic and provide them with the records I obtain.
Rates for these services will be announced on this website at a later date.
I cannot provide legal advice to you about an OPRA request or how to proceed with a specific legal strategy.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss a potential project.
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