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Juvenile Court

Family Court Building 1501 Arch St. Philadlephia, PA. 19102

The Juvenile Branch of the Family Division of the Court of Common Pleas of the First Judicial District processes cases involving juvenile delinquency where minors have been accused of crimes; dependency cases, arising from allegations of neglect or abuse; truancy petitions and those alleging incorrigibility; and adoptions. Several means are used to provide services to youth and their families. The general information number is 215-686-4000.


Administrative Judge of Family Court: Honorable Margaret T. Murphy, 215-686-7970

Supervising Judge of Family Court: Honorable Walter J. Olszewski
Juvenile Court Deputy Court Administrator: Katherine T. Grasela, 215-686-4050
Juvenile Court Deputy Court Administrator: Mario D'Adamo, Esq., 215-686-4100
Chief Juvenile Probation Officer: Faustino Castro-Jimenez 215-686-4103

Please select an office or department from the list below to view detailed information.

New Case Initiation
Juvenile Probation
Dependent Court Services
Children and Youth Services
Support Services


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