Office of Children & Families in the Courts

The Office of Children and Families in the Courts was created by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

The purpose of this program is to minimize the length of time that dependent children must spend in foster care and other temporary living situations when they have been removed from their parents under court order as result of abuse or neglect.

The program also works to reunite families, accelerate adoptions and create connections between children and adults. It is funded with federal grants from the Court Improvement Project, a program run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for children who, through tragedy or personal crisis, have become involved in domestic or juvenile legal proceedings.

For more information, visit the Office of Children and Families in the Courts website.