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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


VITAL Records

1910 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508-1148
Phone: (814) 871-4261
Web: Pennsylvania Vital Records (

Certified copies of PA birth and death records.

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