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Where to go for help


The School District of Philadelphia

Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities

Disciplinary Process 
Rachel Holzman, Esq., Deputy
440 N. Broad St. 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-400-4830

Office of School Safety

Francis Bachmayer, Chief Inspector
440 N. Broad Street
Portal D, Suite 224
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: 215-400-4710

Brendan Lee, Executive Director of School Safety

Office of Student Enrollment and Placement

Unsafe School Choice Transfer Requests
Danielle N. Seward, Deputy Chief
440 N. Broad Street, Suite 111

Student Support Services

Bullying & Harassment Concerns               
Shakeya Foreman, Esq., Director - School Climate and Safety
440 North Broad Street  Suite 243
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 400-5623


Pennsylvania Department of Education

The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education is to assist the General Assembly, the Governor, the Secretary of Education and Pennsylvania educators in providing for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of education.

Safe Schools Office
Carol Kuntz, Director
Safe Schools Office
333 Market St. 14th Floor
Harrisburg, Pa. 17126
(717) 783-6469  |  ​

Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations

The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations is an agency empowered by the City to enforce its civil rights laws. Contact this office if you feel you have been a victim of discrimination.

Center City Office
The Curtis Center
601 Walnut Street, Suite 300 South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

North Philadelphia Field Office
601 W. Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19133

Office of The District Attorney

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office provides a voice for victims of crime and protects the community through investigations and prosecutions. You might want to call their office if there has been an arrest and charges were approved. The office can answer any questions regarding your case.

Office of the District Attorney
Three South Penn Square
Corner of Juniper and South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3499

To File a Private Criminal Complaint Against an Adult:
1425 Arch Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

For Victim Assistance:
Victim/Witness Services Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
Tami Levin, Director

Juvenile Court

To File a Private Criminal Complaint Against a Juvenile:
1501 Arch Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Instructions (PDF)
215-686-4000 or (General Information)
215-686-4100 (Case Information)

For Victim Assistance: