Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
County of Allegheny
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Cynthia K. Stoltz, Esquire, Administrator
Cynthia K. Stoltz, Esquire
Administrator
Welcome to the Allegheny County Children's Court Website!

The Children’s Court Section of the Family Division Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County is responsible for adjudicating cases involving child custody and child protection and permanency. These matters involve both children whose caregivers need help resolving parenting issues, and children who are abused and/or neglected.

The mission of the Children’s Court is to provide a forum for fair, prompt and coordinated resolution of legal matters affecting children and families, to promote the best interests of children including each child’s right to a safe, permanent and loving home, and to strengthen and preserve families.

The Children's Court is responsible for handling the following:

  • Child Custody
  • Child Protection and Permanency
  • Family Violence Involving Children
  • Behavioral Health Matters Involving Children
  • Contracted Professional Services for Families and Children
  • Special Projects for Families and Children

We encourage you to send your comments, suggestions and questions about the Children’s Court to jscripp@alleghenycourts.us. Thank you for visiting our site.