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Argued September 21, 2010

Before RUIZ, BLACKBURNE-RIGSBY, and OBERLY, Associate Judges.

Under the District of Columbia’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), D.C. Code § 2-531 et seq. (2001), married appellants Richard Condit and Claire Riley requested all Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) records “that pertain to” themselves and their five children. Appellants also requested disclosure of DYRS staff and administrative manuals, statements of policy, and interpretations of policy, acts, regulations and rules relating, in broad terms, to matters involving committed youth. DYRS concluded that the personal records were statutorily exempt from disclosure as “juvenile social records” required to be kept confidential under D.C. Code § 16-2332 (b)(1) (Supp. 2010). DYRS did provide appellants with substantially all the manuals, statements, and interpretations they requested. On administrative appeal pursuant to D.C. Code § 2-537 (a), the Mayor affirmed the agency’s decision to withhold the personal records pertaining to appellants and their children as protected juvenile social records and noted that the Mayor’s office had previously directed the agency to provide appellants with the requested manuals, statements, and interpretations. Appellants thereafter filed suit in Superior Court seeking release of the withheld documents. We affirm the trial court’s rulings that the personal records are exempt from disclosure and that appellants are not entitled to attorney’s fees and costs.

 
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