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Family Court Programs

Get the guidance you need while you safely wait for your Family Court hearing.

Our Family Court Reception Centers provide a safe, emotionally supportive space for you to wait for court hearings.

Case managers are available to help you at the Reception Centers and provide:

  • Safety planning
  • Advocacy
  • Supportive Counseling
  • Help with navigating the court process
  • Help with seeking an order of protection
  • Supervised visitation  (in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens)
  • Free child care while parents attend to court business
  • A safe place for survivors to wait for hearings
  • Help with practical assistance
  • Information about compensation through the Office of Victim Services and help with the application process
  • Connections to other services

About Family Court                             

Family Court hears cases involving children and families and has jurisdiction and responsibility over certain types of issues including:

  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Child support
  • Family offenses such as domestic violence

Family Court hears cases involving children and families.

To get an Order of Protection in Family Court, your relationship to the other party must fall into one of these categories:

  • Current or former spouse (husband or wife)
  • Someone you are related to through blood or marriage
  • Someone you have a child with (even if you were never married to or never lived with the person)
  • Someone you are or were in an “intimate relationship” with (including dating couples, same sex couples, and teen-age couples).


Find an Advocate

Click your borough to find your advocate contact information below the map.

Manhattan Brooklyn Bronx Queens Staten Island

Not sure which precinct you need? Click here to look up your precinct by address or point of interest on the NYPD website. Once you find your precinct, return here to locate your advocate’s hours and contact information.

Brooklyn Family Court 330 Jay St - 12th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201 Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. to Fri. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 718-834-7440
Bronx Family Court 900 Sheridan Ave - Room 1-40 Bronx, NY 10451 Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. to Fri. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 718-590-2371
Manhattan Family Court 60 Lafayette St - Room 4C New York, NY 10013 Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. 212-577-1270
Queens Family Court 151-20 Jamaica Ave - 2nd Floor Jamaica, NY 11432 Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. to Fri. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 718-262-0202
Staten Island Family Court 100 Richmond Terrace Staten Island, NY 10301 Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. 718-447-3820
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