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Attorney General of Virginia

Health, Education & Social Services Division

The legal support provided by the Health, Education, and Social Services Division impacts many programs that benefit, protect, and enhance the quality of life of the citizens of our Commonwealth. Client agencies of this Division face challenging issues that affect the interests of health care providers and their clients, mental health and social services providers and their clients, and Medicaid providers and recipients. This Division represents boards that regulate health professionals including physicians, dentists, nurses, and pharmacists. The attorneys in this division provide advice to much of Virginia's public education structure including the Department of Education, the Virginia Community College System, all of Virginia's public colleges and universities, and state libraries and museums. Attorneys working on child support enforcement cases successfully secure and enforce many orders assuring that child support obligations are met.



Child Support Enforcement




Health Services


Medicaid & Social Services


Deputy Attorney General:
Health, Education & Social Services Division

photo of Sylvia Jones


Sylvia joins the OAG following a 16 year career at the Legal Aid Justice Center, most recently as its Director of Professional Development. Prior to her time at Legal Aid Justice Center, Sylvia worked as a Senior Software Developer at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Senior Software Developer, as an adjunct professor at VCU's Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, and in private practice. Sylvia is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.