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 Brittany Astrologo (561) 355-6280 Main Judicial Complex
JK Vacant (561) 355-6149 Main Judicial Complex
JL Kelly Gould (561) 355-1920 Main Judicial Complex
JM Brittany Astrologo (561) 355-6280 Main Judicial Complex
JO Jacquie Marshburn (561) 355-6858 Main Judicial Complex
JS Kathy Sanchez (561) 330-1772 South County Courthose
Juvenile Daniel Svec (561) 355-2961 Main Judicial Complex
Delinquency (Juvenile) Drug Court Brandon Richardson 561) 355-6624 Main Judicial Complex

Program Links

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

Additional Information

Juvenile Alternative Sanctions Community Service Credit Hours
Emancipation Petition (Sample) Expunction Fact Sheet
Military FAQ Emancipation Fact Sheet
Job Information Juvenile Court Costs
Understanding Delinquency Fact Sheet    

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