Jessica S. Shapiro is Acting Deputy Mayor for the Office of Children and Families. A tireless advocate for children and families, Shapiro has 25 years of service to the City of Philadelphia. She most recently served as First Deputy for the Office of Children and Families, where she helped expand the office to include a broad range of departments and programs to help the City better coordinate its child and family serving programs.
She has also served as the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Human Services (DHS), First Deputy Commissioner of DHS, and as Chief of Staff for two DHS Commissioners. Shapiro began her career with the City as an Assistant City Solicitor in the Law Department where she represented DHS in Family Court. She was promoted while at the Law Department, ultimately serving as Senior Attorney and assistant to the Chair of the Social Services Law Group, where she worked on policy, legislative, budget and reform issues for DHS.
Shapiro is a graduate of Tufts University and Boston College Law School.