Legal Concerns

County of Erie, Office of the Public Defender

509 Sassafras Street
Erie, PA 16507-2121
Phone: (814) 451-6322

*Provides attorney representation.


Crime Victim Center

125 West 18th Street
Erie, PA 16501-2103
Phone: (814) 455-9414 (Sexual Assault)
(814) 455-9515 (all others)
Web: www.cvcerie.org

*Free of charge support services to crime victims, significant others, and witnesses.


Domestic Relations Section

140 West 6th Street
Ground Floor
Erie, PA 16501-1011
Phone: (814) 451-6154
Web: www.childsupport.state.pa.us

*Any spouse/dependent child who needs support from an absent parent.


Erie County Adult Probation/Parole Department

Erie County Courthouse
Erie, PA 16501-1011
Phone: (814) 451-6216

*Supervision of offenders and background investigations.


Erie County Bar Association

302 West 9th Street
Erie, PA 16502-1413
Phone: (814) 459-3111
Web: www.eriebar.com

*Lawyer referral and information service which assists the public in finding attorneys to address their specific needs.


Erie County Juvenile Probation Department

Erie County Courthouse
140 West 6th Street – Room 401
Erie, PA 16501-1011
Phone: (814) 451-6220
Web: www.eriecountygov.org

*Intake screenings, probation and aftercare, and individual, group, and family counseling.


Northwestern Legal Services

1001 State Street, Suite 1200
Erie, PA 16501-1814
Phone: (814) 452-6949
Web: www.nwls.org

*Direct representation, pro bono programs, judicare program, clinic classes, and telephone advice.


Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole – Erie District

221 East 18th Street
Erie, PA 16503-1971
Phone: (814) 871-4201
Web: www.pbpp.sate.pa.us

*Supervises offenders released from state prison, special probation cases, and transferred through interstate compact.


Pennsylvania Prison Society

245 North Broad Street, Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19107-1518
Phone: (215) 564-6005
Web: www.prisonsociety.org
E-mail: geninfo@prisonsociety.org

*Re-entry services, support to kids with incarcerated parents, virtual visitation, parenting skills education, etc.


Protection from Abuse (PFA) Coordinated Services

1702 French Street
Erie, PA 16501-2204
Phone: (814) 455-1774
Web: www.safeneterie.org

*Counseling, safety planning, and assistance with protection from abuse.


Social Security Information

717 State Street, 5th Floor
Erie, PA 16501-1341
Phone: (814) 452-6696
Web: www.ssa.gov

*Benefit programs: disability insurance, retirement, beneficiaries, etc.


VITAL Records

1910 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508-1148
Phone: (814) 871-4261
Web: www.health.state.pa.us/vitalrecords

*Certified copies of PA birth and death records.