Justice is best served when the community, victim and youth receive balanced attention and all gain tangible outcomes from their interaction with juvenile probation. When crime occurs, it is not an isolated phenomenon, but affects the entire community. Consequently, there are three clients- the community, victim and offender- who will receive equal consideration in the Juvenile Justice System in order to reduce crime and restore order. Therefore, the mission of the Juvenile Justice System is to employ evidence based practices, protect the community from delinquency, and impose accountability for offenses committed and restoration of the victim.
The services of the Philadelphia Juvenile Probation Department are organized by geographic districts, specialized probation units, and residential service units.
Juvenile Probation Administration
Faustino Castro-Jimenez, Chief of Probation 215-686-4103
Bennie Price, Deputy Chief of Probation 215-686-4102
John Burns, Deputy Director, Intake 215-686-9184
William Cooney, Deputy Director 215-686-4035
Nancy Magowan, Deputy Director 215-686-8329
Miriam Prioleau, Director 215-686-7721
Amy Warner, Deputy Director 215-686-4202
Specialized Probation Units and Programs:
Crossover Unit 215 686-4201 provides supervision to youth that are in both the juvenile justice system and child welfare system to provide a collaborative approach for treatment and services.
GPS Tracking Unit (215-686-4271) monitors juveniles at home as an alternative to detention.
Youth Level of Service Unit (YLS) 215 686-4120 - completes the YLS risk assessment on youth to determine criminogenic needs and match appropriate services.
Youth Violence Reduction Partnership (YVRP) (215 686-7494) or (215-685-7332) is a multi-agency, anti-violence initiative that serves the most violent areas of Philadelphia. It provides intensive services and supervision for high risk youth and young adults.
Juvenile Enforcement Team (JET) 215 686-7310 and 215 897-0849
The Juvenile Enforcement Team (JET) is comprised of specially trained Juvenile Probation Officers and Police Officers. The JET unit
operates citywide with a law enforcement focus on high risk juvenile offenders and
juvenile/gang violence within the City of Philadelphia. The JET unit focuses on community protection.
Residential Service Units (RSU)
Juveniles committed to and recently discharged from a delinquent residential program are typically supervised by Juvenile Probation Officers who are assigned to the program and work in one of the following units:
INB - 215-686-7397
INC - 215-686-7777
INS - 215 686-4150