Due to inclement weather, Dallas County offices (all non-essential employees), the Courts, and Jury Services will be CLOSED on February 1.

General Counsel

Henry Wade Juvenile Justice Center - 2600 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212
Phone: (214) 698-2200


Caruthers DenikaDenika R. Caruthers, J.D.
General Counsel

Denika R. Caruthers serves as General Counsel for the Dallas County Juvenile Department. General Counsel coordinates all aspects of legal representation for the Juvenile Department and serves as a member of its Executive team. General Counsel assists with guiding the operations of all areas of juvenile services, programs, facilities, and is committed to providing high-level legal consultation, advice, and representation to the Executive Director of Juvenile Services, Executive and Administrative teams, Juvenile Board, Academy for Academic Excellence Charter School, and the Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program. General Counsel manages Legal Services and Contract Services, the latter responsible for all residential and non-residential programs.

Unless otherwise noted, General Counsel neither advises nor represents youth or individual staff members in personal legal matters.

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