General Information

The Third Circuit Court: Family Division—Juvenile Section handles juvenile delinquency and child protective proceedings, as well as adoptions, guardianships, traffic and ordinance violations, and consent matters.

Child Protective Proceedings

Child protective proceedings concern parents, guardians, or legal custodians who are facing allegations of neglect or abuse toward a child. The purpose and focus of these proceedings is to ensure the protection of children.

Adoption & Juvenile Guardianship Proceedings

Adoption proceedings concern adoptees who are in need of adoption services. These proceedings aim to safeguard the best interests of adoptees, while protecting the rights of all interested parties.

Third Circuit Court Newsletter - February 2016