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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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Like all federal agencies, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) is required under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to disclose records requested in writing by any person. However, agencies may withhold information pursuant to nine exemptions and three exclusions contained in the statute. The FOIA applies only to federal agencies and does not create a right of access to records held by Congress, the courts, or by state or local government agencies. Each state has its own public access laws that should be consulted for access to state and local records.

Each agency is responsible for meeting its FOIA responsibilities for its own records. Each CSOSA component is responsible for processing FOIA requests for the records it maintains. If you plan to make a FOIA request to CSOSA, you should first browse CSOSA's FOIA Reading Room which contains information already available to the public.

In accordance with Executive Order 13392, Improving Agency Disclosure of Information, CSOSA's Chief FOIA Officer has been designated as:

Sheila Stokes
General Counsel
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
633 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 1374
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 220-5338 (office)
(202) 220-5315 (fax)


Employment Information

As a Federal agency with a local mission, CSOSA provides challenging work that affects the public safety of the neighborhoods in the District of Columbia.