Attorney General Matt Denn announced the appointment of Deputy Attorney General Sonia Augusthy as the new head of the Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust.
Since November 2016, Augusthy served as the head of the Department of Justice’s Felony Screening Unit. Augusthy has been with the department since 2009, previously serving in the Sex Crimes Unit, and as the assistant head of the Felony Trial Unit. Before joining DOJ, Sonia was a litigation associate with the firm of Casarino, Christman, Shalk, Ransom & Doss. Augusthy is a graduate of Temple University and the Widener University School of Law.
Augusthy replaces Deputy Attorney General Allison Reardon who was recently named State Solicitor.
Attorney General Denn created the Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust on his second day in office in 2015. The office is responsible for protecting individual rights and liberties of Delawareans, enforcement of laws designed to ensure citizen trust in government, and conducting investigations where other responsibilities of the department might present the appearance of a conflict of interest.
“I am grateful to have Sonia assume the duties of leader of the Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust,” Attorney General Denn said. “Her experience and sound judgement will allow the office to continue to function with the same effectiveness it has since its inception.”