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Astorino Opens New County Family Court Location In Yonkers

From left, Administrative Judge for the 9th Judicial District Justice Alan D. Scheinkman; Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino and Family Court Supervising Judge Kathie E. Davidson at the Yonkers Family Court ribbon cutting.
From left, Administrative Judge for the 9th Judicial District Justice Alan D. Scheinkman; Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino and Family Court Supervising Judge Kathie E. Davidson at the Yonkers Family Court ribbon cutting. Photo Credit: Submitted

YONKERS, N.Y. -- A new Family Court branch opened at the i.Park Hudson Complex in Yonkers on Monday.

“Coming to family court can be overwhelming, even scary, especially when children are involved,” said County Executive Robert Astorino. “At the very least, you should feel safe and be comfortable, which is what this new space offers. Add to that the parking and accessibility, and you’ve got a secure and modern experience.”

The newly refurbished 22,775 square foot center comes after years of collaboration between judges, court administrators and state and local representatives.

“The nature of the work of the Family Court demands the facility be safe and welcoming,” said Justice Alan D. Scheinkman, administrative judge for the 9th Judicial District. “It’s gratifying to see the results of much hard work with County Executive Astorino, and to deliver this modern courthouse to the families of Yonkers. I also extend gratitude to my colleagues, Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks; Family Court Supervising Judge Kathie E. Davidson; and the staff of both the county and the state Office of Court Administration.”

The Yonkers branch will feature separate security-screened entrances for staff, prisoners and the public, as well as three court rooms, three hearing rooms, chambers and offices for judicial support staff, a children's center and attorney-client conference rooms.

The branch is at 131 Warburton Ave.

Parking is available, and the branch is also near the Metro-North train station.

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