Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
County of Allegheny
Protection From Abuse (PFA) | Domestic Violence Programs and Hotlines

Consistent with the Order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania dated April 1, 2020, this Court having originally declared a judicial emergency in the Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania through April 14, 2020, President Judge Clark now declares that the judicial emergency be extended through May 8, 2020. The Fifth Judicial District Emergency Operations Plan dated March 26, 2020, as amended, shall remain in effect through the duration of the judicial emergency. Additionally, in recognition of the likelihood that this judicial emergency may, of necessity, be extended through May 31, 2020, it is further ORDERED that any case postponed due to this emergency be scheduled after May 31, 2020, and that the suspension of the operation of Rule 600 be applied to those postponements, subject to constitutional limitations. Cases that can be resolved entirely through the use of Advanced Communication Technology may be postponed to a date prior to May 31, 2020.

For further assistance or immediate safe shelter, help is available through one of the following Hotlines or Domestic Violence programs which service Allegheny County (primary service areas listed).

Women's Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh)
(City of Pittsburgh)
(412) 687-8005

Alle-Kiski Hope Center
(Alle-Kiski Valley)

Crisis Center North
(Northern Suburbs of Allegheny County)
(412) 364-5556

Center for Victims
(Mon-Yough area)
(412) 678-4616

Criminal Division
Family Division
Magisterial District Courts & PMC

Family Division - Children's Court (Protection From Abuse Department)
440 Ross Street, Suite 3030
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412.350.6489 fax
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Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Protection from Abuse (PFA) Intake Hours
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.