Solange N. Grey to Serve as Deputy Commissioner
Former Magistrate brings over two decades of legal expertise to DOC.
East Elmhurst, NY – DOC has appointed a new Deputy Commissioner of Trials, Solange N. Grey. Ms. Grey will be responsible for directing and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Trials Division, which is responsible for the prosecution of all internal disciplinary matters brought against members of the uniform force.
Ms. Grey, a Brooklyn native, has experience in both civil and criminal litigation. She began her career at the Los Angeles District Attorney Juvenile Division. After returning to the East Coast, Ms. Grey worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office. She then worked as a Senior Staff Attorney at Lawyers for Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing individual advocacy for children in New York City’s Foster Care system. As a Senior Staff Attorney, Ms. Grey represented children in legal matters regarding visitation, neglect, abuse, paternity, and termination of parental rights in Family Court. She also championed for her clients’ placement in appropriate educational, psychological, and familial settings as well as family reunification.
After her six-year tenure at Lawyers for Children, Ms. Grey worked as a Magistrate in New York County and Queens County Family Court, where she would hear and decide paternity, child and spousal support cases for eighteen years. She has also taught paternity and child support law as a guest lecturer at St. John’s University in Queens for the past two years.
Ms. Grey holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. She has also been a member of various professional organizations such as the Nassau County Bar Association, the Queens Bar Association, and the Amistad Bar Association. In addition, Ms. Grey has served on various family court committees.
“I am confident that Solange’s skills and experience will be a great asset to this agency,” said DOC Commissioner Louis A. Molina. “Throughout her career, she has demonstrated fairness and integrity in legal matters, and she is the right kind of person who will help us transform this department.”
“I want to thank Commissioner Molina for this opportunity, and I am looking forward to implementing change at DOC,” said Ms. Grey. “The agency is filled with so many talented and dedicated people, and it is a privilege to be able to work amongst them. I will do all that I can to help turn the department in the right direction.”
“I have had the very good fortune of working alongside Solange Grey for over two decades,” said Edward Strohm, New York State Court Officer-Lieutenant. “The same professionalism, thoroughness and humanity that she exhibited in her roles of Senior Staff Attorney at Lawyers For Children, and Magistrate for the New York City Family Court will be brought to her new position as Deputy Commissioner of Trials. She will be an asset to the NYC Department of Correction.”
“I worked with Solange Grey in Family Court for over twenty years,” said retired New York Family Court Attorney Referee Marva Burnett. “As a litigator, Ms. Grey was a fierce advocate and a formidable adversary in court. As a Magistrate, Ms. Grey managed a large case load and issued well-reasoned decisions. She is a born leader with excellent problem-solving skills. She is well-respected in the legal community and was a joy to work with. Ms. Grey will undoubtedly provide invaluable expertise to the Department of Correction.”
The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment while providing individuals in our care with a path to successfully re-enter their communities.