Your right to know
OPRAmachine is an online platform that allows individuals to submit & browse requests for public records made under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act.Since October, 2017, OPRAmachine has seen:
- 1838 public records requests
- 1441 followup messages sent
- 221 registered users
- 797 public bodies
- 85 annotations added to requests
- 163 tracked requests
Merry Christmas from the OPRAmachine team
New & Improved OPRAmachine Documentation Now Available
Sunlight Foundation Covers Launch of OPRAmachine
The Sunlight Foundation, a respected nonprofit that focuses on governmental transparency issues, recently covered the launch of OPRAmachine.
In the charity’s “Today in OpenGov” blog series, they highlighted OPRAmachine as “…the first implementation of the Alaveteli platform, to operate purely at the state and local level.”
Webcast: Obtaining court documents & settlement agreements with OPRAmachine
In this video, we show examples of successful requests for legal documents served on state & local government submitted by users of OPRAmachine, in addition to covering how to use New Jersey state court databases to obtain information about active lawsuits.
The links to the two state court databases used in this webcast are as follows:
Yesterday, we celebrated the milestone of 1000 OPRA requests filed via OPRAmachine since our launch in late October. Thousands of pages of government documents are now freely available to members of the public on our site. Thank you to our supporters, users and the dedicated civil servants who have made this all possible!