Rhode Island Family Court Associate Justice

Rossie Lee Harris

Associate Justice

Biographical
Contact Information
  • J. Joseph Garrahy Judicial Complex, 1 Dorrance Plz., Providence, RI, 02903
  • Office Phone: (401)458-5300
  • TTY: 711
General Background
  • College: Brown University, BA, 1973
  • Graduate School: Boston College, JD, 1983
Public Service Information
  • Prior Government Offices: Assistant Attorney General/Chief of Juvenile Prosecution Unit (1993-1999), Special Assistant Attorney General (1990-1993)
Description
  • The Family Court has jurisdiction over matters relating to delinquent, wayward, dependent, neglected, abused, mentally deficient, or disordered children. The Family Court also hears and determines all petitions for guardianship of any child who has been placed in the care, custody, and control of the Department of Children, Youth and Families. The court also has jurisdiction over adoptions, child marriages, paternity proceedings, matters involving domestic relations, juveniles, and all matters relating to the enforcement of laws regulating childcare providers and child placing agencies.

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