Office of Legal Services

The Office of Legal Services handles the legal interests of the agency and works closely with the Attorney General’s Office in representing the Department in both state and federal courts. Legal Services is also responsible for responding to all requests for information that are received pursuant to the Open Records Act.

Open Records Requests

The Office of Legal Services handles all Open Records requests. All requests should be sent in writing via mail, email or fax. 


Youth Records

All youth records requests require a signed release. If the youth is under the age of 18, the release must be signed by the youth's parent or legal guardian.

Download this pdf file. Authorization for Release of Information .

All youth medical records requests require a signed release. If the youth is under the age of 18, the release must be signed by the youth's parent or legal guardian. 

Download this pdf file. Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information .

 

Legal Services Staff

  • Cindy Wang - General Counsel
  • Jajuana Dewberry - Senior Staff Attorney
  • Bray Taylor - Staff Attorney
  • Essie Lazarus - Staff Attorney
  • Rebecca Akselrod - Policy Coordinator
  • Candy English - Paralegal
  • Kowanna Clemons  - Legal Secretary