Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
County of Allegheny
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Cynthia K. Stoltz, Esquire, Administrator
Cynthia K. Stoltz, Esquire
Welcome to the Allegheny County Children's Court, Child Protection and Permanency Department!

The Child Protection and Permanency Department is committed to a court system which best addresses every child's need for safety and a permanent loving home and family. The Child Protection and Permanency Department handles matters including:

  • Dependency and Foster Care
  • Permanent Legal Custodianship and Independent Living
  • Termination of Parental Rights and Adoption
  • Ensuring that safety and permanence for children is addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion, in accordance with best practices and accepted performance measures.
  • Effective case tracking and data analysis for more informed decision making to improve outcomes for children.
  • Effective collaboration with community agencies on behalf of children.
  • Efficient and user-friendly access to the court system and meaningful court participation.
  • Cross-systems training programs which promote practice area and cultural competencies.

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