The Family Court Liaison Unit is a function of the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services (DYRS). Liaison staff provide a central point of contact and expertise for the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families when Family Court interfaces with one of our three operating divisions. Their goal is to effectively represent DSCYF in court proceedings by providing a department perspective resulting in recommendations that are presented in one voice and support positive outcomes for all participants. The liaisons are often the first point of contact for families when youth become involved with the juvenile justice system. Our liaisons represent the Department in juvenile bail proceedings and provide intake services for youth who have been ordered to community supervision by DYRS. They are also a resource for families who need assistance navigating department processes and procedures.

If you have questions regarding Family Court processes or procedures, including filing a petition or what to expect at a hearing, please refer to the Family Court website: http://courts.delaware.gov/Family/index.stm. This site includes contact information for each Court and has helpful information regarding a variety of Court functions, including forms which can be completed prior to visiting Family Court.

If you have a question or concern related to Child Support, please contact the Division of Child Support Enforcement or refer to their website: http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dcse/

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please contact the Division of Family Services child abuse report line at 1-800-292-9582.

Community Services Family Court Liaison Unit Locations

New Castle County Family Court
500 North King Street
Suite L1 700
Wilmington, DE 19801
State Location Code: N210H
Phone: 302-255-2337
Fax: 302-255-2220

Kent County Family Court
400 Court Street
Dover, DE 19901
State Location Code: D680A
Phone:302-672-1017
Fax: 302-739-2539

Sussex County Family Court
22 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
State Location Code: S980A
Phone: 302-856-5322 | 302-856-5964
Fax: 302-856-5894

Contact Staff

Susan Burns, Pre-Trial and Low Level Services Region Manager
Phone: 302/633-2676
Email: susan.burns@state.de.us

Dawn Mullins, Statewide Family Court Liaison Unit Supervisor
Telephone: 302-255-0485
Email: dawn.mullins@state.de.us