May is Mental Health Awareness month! JJC is hosting a virtual screening day on Monday May 23, 2022 from 2pm to 5pm. If you or someone you care about has questions about their mental health and wellbeing, please click this link for a screening that can assist you or someone you care about.
After the screening, you can use this link to talk to a coordinator.
Interested in becoming a certified and licensed foster parent at JJC? Our free information sessions will provide you with all the information and tools needed to become a licensed and certified foster parent. You can register by calling 215-849-2112 ext. 5411 or by clicking this link: Foster Parent Online Inquiry
JJC provides an array of services to youth and families who enter our system through the Philadelphia Family Court System, the Department of Human Services, and Community Umbrella Agencies. We also provide community based programs that are open to the public.
This page is dedicated to helping the public learn about JJC programs, upcoming events, and other child welfare resources available to anyone who may be in need of services whether they are children in severe circumstances, parents in need of support, or anyone wishing to make a difference in the life of a child.
If you suspect or to report child abuse please call: 1-800-932-0313
Online Child Abuse Reporting System: For mandated reporters, you can report suspected child abuse from this link:
To report child abuse or suspected child abuse in Philadelphia, please call: The Philadelphia Department of Human Services Child Protective Service: 215-683-6100
A majority of the children and youth we help have been exposed to and are victims of trauma and childhood adversity. Please take a moment and view the video below to learn more about childhood trauma and its impact on children. Nadine Burke Harris is an expert on the subject matter and provides great insight during this TED Talk video.
If you or someone you know could benefit from attending an empowerment class to enhance one’s parenting classes, JJC provides 12-week classes that are highly interactive, informative and supportive. Our classes are open to the community and through referrals from Family Court, DHS, Public Health Management Corporation, and Community Umbrella Agencies. There is no cost to attend! Only requirement is that you have children under the age of 18 in your care or in the care of someone else.
Enhance your parenting skills and empower yourself by learning:
- Effective discipline methods
- Guide for safe choices
- Avoiding power struggles
- Gain trust of your children
- and lots more!
2021-2022 Class Schedule: All parenting classes are virtual at this time due to COVID-19.
If a class has already started, it is not too late to join! Our parent educator will continue to work with you until you acquire all 12 sessions!
New class Location have been added:
Jardel Recreation Center
1400 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. 19111
Tuesdays: 6:00 pm to 8:00pm
On going classes are held at:
Juvenile Justice Center of Phila. (Admin Office)
100 West Coulter Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19144
Thursdays 10am to 12:00pm
If you or someone you know would like to enroll in JJC’s Parent Empowerment Program please contact:
Migdalia Hernandez, Parent Education Coordinator
(215) 849-2112 ext. 5105
Check out this video below that show the impact of our IPS Program: