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Mayor's Services Liaison Office

Court house on a busy city street.

History

The H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse is a courthouse of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia located in the Judiciary Square neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was named in honor of the former Chief Judge H. Carl Moultrie, who was appointed an associate judge in 1972 and chief judge on June 22, 1978.


Background

The Mayor’s Services Liaison Office (MSLO) was established pursuant to the District of Columbia Family Court Act of 2001. The MSLO is located in Room JM-185 of the H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse, D.C. Superior Court Family Court, 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001. The Mayor’s Services Liaison Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


Steps to Register for Services

Please note: Self-referrals will not be accepted

Step 1 - Court Order / Court Involved Paperwork (issued within 30 days) *required documentation.

Step 2 - Complete the Mayor’s Liaison Services Office Referral Form.

Step 3 – Email the completed referral form to Program Specialist Lisa Edelen: [email protected].

Step 4 – A member of the Mayor’s Services Liaison Office will make contact to begin service delivery.


Frequently Asked Questions


The primary objectives of the Mayor’s Services Liaison Office are to:

  • Support social workers, caseworkers, probation officers, attorneys, and judicial officers by identifying and facilitating the delivery of social and related community-based services to children and families involved in Family Court proceedings; and
     
  • Provide information to the Family Court on the availability and provision of services and resources across multiple District agencies. The following District agencies are represented on-site: CFSA, DCPS, DDS (RSA and DDA), DCHA, DBH, and DOES.


Role of MSLO Agency Liaisons

  • The District agency liaisons, represented in the Mayor’s Services Liaison Office, respond to inquiries and requests for information from the referring source (who may include social workers, probation officers, attorneys, and judicial officers) concerning educational, housing, and social and related health and human services and resource inquiries.
     
  • Referrals for interagency coordination are made by submitting an MSLO referral form. When a referral is made by someone other than the assigned agency social worker or caseworker, the MSLO will provide the assigned social worker or caseworker with notification that a referral has been made, as well as the name(s) and contact information for the designated agency liaison representative(s).
     
  • The assigned agency liaisons work to access available resources and facilitate interagency collaboration among multiple agencies to resolve outstanding service issues for children and families involved in Family Court proceedings.


Who Can Receive Assistance from the MSLO?

All children and families involved in proceedings before the D.C. Superior Court Family Court may be referred and receive assistance from the Mayor’s Services Liaison Office before leaving the Courthouse.


Where to Obtain an MSLO Referral Form?

MSLO referral form may be accessed here or obtained from the MSLO Office located in Room JM-185 at the H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse. Referrals will be logged formally, and on-site liaisons will confer with the assigned social worker, and/or attorney, and family member(s) to obtain any additional information that may be necessary to resolve the service issue.


Partners

Child and Family Services Agency

Department of Behavioral Health

Department of Disability Services

Developmental Disability Administration (DDA)

Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA)

Department of Employment Services

District of Columbia Superior Court – Family Court

Department of Health

District of Columbia Housing Authority 

District of Columbia Public Schools

Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services

Parent Watch Inc.

Additional Information


Contact Us

H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse

500 Indiana Ave, NW

Judiciary Square (Red Line)

Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Yellow/Green Line)

Mayor’s Service Liaison Office Main Number

202-879-1904

Krystal Branton, Supervisory Community Outreach and Engagement Specialist: [email protected].

Room JM-185

Office Hours – 8:30pm – 5:00pm