For More Information

If you need legal representation, you may call the numbers below, or the toll free number 1-877-430-5187, Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

Main Office
Vanita Taylor, Chief
300 North Gay Street - 2nd floor (headquarters)
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 443-263-8939

Allegany County
242-A N. Mechanic Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Fax: 301-777-2032

Baltimore City

Northern MD
Baltimore County

200 Washington Avenue - 3rd Fl.
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410-324-8905
Fax: 410-769-7882

Cecil County
District Court/Multi-Service Center
170 E. Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: 410-996-2851
Fax: 410-996-2860

Western MD
Montgomery County
191 East Jefferson Street - 3rd Fl.
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-563-8919
Fax: 301-424-4156

Washington County
81 W. Washington Street, Suite A
Hagerstown, Md 21740
Fax: 301-739-8061

Southern MD
Prince George’s County
Courthouse, Suite 272-B
14735 Main Street, Suite 272-B
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Fax: 301-952-3203

Upper Eastern Shore
Talbot County

301 Bay Street, Suite 308
Easton, MD 21601
Fax: 410-763-9561

Lower Eastern Shore
Worcester County

101 W. Green Street
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: 410-632-2471 ext. 320
Fax: 410-632-2939

CINA Staff

Children In Need of Assistance (CINA) Division

When the local Department of Social Services (DSS), thorough their Child Protective Services Unit (CPS), institutes court proceedings regarding abuse or neglect of a child by a parent or legal guardian, the CINA Division’s staff attorneys or panel attorneys represent the parents/legal guardians.

The Office of the Public Defender provides legal representation through all of the stages of the Juvenile Court case. These stages may include:

  • Emergency Shelter Care Hearing
  • Adjudication Hearing
  • Disposition Hearing
  • Review of Placement Hearing
  • Permanency Planning Hearing
  • Court Ordered Mediation
  • Termination of Parental Rights
  • Guardianship Review Hearing