Request a copy of your personal DFS file.

Files containing information regarding your history with DFS are considered confidential and therefore are not subject to Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  However the Department does have a process for individuals to obtain copies of their own records (note: you cannot request information about a record other than your own).

A written request for your record should be sent to Kriston Lowry-Sims at 1825 Faulkland Rd., Wilmington, DE 19805.  You may also send your written request via FAX to Ms. Lowry-Sims attention at (302) 633-2652.

Upon receipt of your request and determination of legal authorization to view the records, you will be contacted.  You will be required to show identification in order to review the records in question.

For attorneys who wish to submit a records request.

All records request are administered by the Departmental Records Unit. Please do not submit records requests through your client’s caseworker as this will delay the processing of your request. The department requires a minimum of thirty (30) days to process all requests for records.

Please submit all requests for records to or via fax at
(302) 622-4479.  Records Unit staff will acknowledge receiving your request and may follow-up with questions as needed.

FOIA Request

The DSCYF FOIA Coordinators is Joseph Smack.

To make a request under the Freedom of Information Act, please click this link:  Make a FOIA Request

Department Privacy Officer

Varina Marshall
Manager of Quality Improvement
DSCYF Departmental Records Unit/DMSS
1825 Faulkland Road
Wilmington, DE 19805 SLC: N300
Office: 302-633-2634
Fax: 302-256-5675