Juvenile Division

Juvenile Court is the Division of the Circuit Court that holds jurisdiction over dependency and juvenile delinquency matters. Delinquency matters are those in which individuals under the age of eighteen violate the law. The Fifteenth Circuit has implemented numerous programs and offers resources to assist youth and families.

Dependency matters involve children who have been abandoned, abused or neglected or surrendered for adoption. Judges must make decisions regarding the custodial placement of dependent children and determine the "best interests" of the child. In these cases, Children's Legal Services represents the Department of Children & Families. Parents involved in dependency court are also entitled to legal representation and may obtain an attorney on their own or the court will appoint legal counsel on their behalf.

Case Management
Division Case Manager Phone Location
JA Jacquie Marshburn (561) 355-6858 Main Judicial Complex
JK Angela Monk (561) 355-6149 Main Judicial Complex
JL Kelly Gould (561) 355-1920 Main Judicial Complex
JM Jacquie Marshburn (561) 355-6858 Main Judicial Complex
JO Brittany Astrologo (561) 355-6280 Main Judicial Complex
JS Kathy Sanchez (561) 330-1772 South County Courthouse
Delinquency Daniel Svec (561) 355-2961 Main Judicial Complex
Juvenile (Delinquency) Drug Court Brandon Richardson (561) 355-6624 Main Judicial Complex
Family (Dependency) Drug Court Lisa Bozzone (561) 355-6319 Main Judicial Complex
Early Childhood Court Bell Cirius (561) 355-7911 Main Judicial Complex
Early Childhood Court Mia Werksman (561) 355-6143 Main Judicial Complex

Program Links

  Delinquency & Dependency Resource Guide
  Juvenile (Delinquency) Drug Court
  Community Service Calendar
  Juvenile Education Clinics
  Caring Canines Therapy Dog Program
  Crossover Case Management
  Family (Dependency) Drug Court

Additional Information

pdf 2021 Community Service Opportunities for Court-Involved Youth pdf Juvenile Alternative Sanctions
pdf Community Service Credit Hours pdf Juvenile Court Costs
pdf Emancipation Fact Sheet pdf Military FAQ 
pdf Expunction Fact Sheet pdf Understanding Delinquency Fact Sheet
pdf Job Information    

Independent Living Court

The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit's Independent Living Review (ILR) Court offers individualized hearings for youth who will age out of the child welfare system. These hearings help to ensure that the aging out youth are provided with life skills and services that will assist them transition to a self-sufficient lifestyle.

Recent Training/Event Resources

pdf Children in Court
pdf Palm Beach County – School Justice Partnership
  School Justice Partnership – Court Education Liaison Program (Video)
Cristy Altaro
Juvenile Operations Manager
(561) 355-6586
(561) 355-7914