Rhode Island Family Court Associate Justice

Stephen J. Capineri

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
  • High School: Saint Raphael Academy
  • College: Providence College
  • Graduate School: Suffolk University Law School
  • Business and Personal Affiliations: Rhode Island Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar Association; Rhode Island Trial Judges Association
Public Service Information
  • Prior Government Offices: East Providence Probate Judge (1985-1996)
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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