Source: (2003) Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission.

The Pennsylvania Juvenile Delinquency Benchbook is intended to serve as a practical tool for working judges throughout this Commonwealth, offering them convenient access to all the information they need to effectuate the underlying purposes of the Juvenile Act: “Consistent with the protection of the public interest, to provide for children committing delinquent acts programs of supervision, care and rehabilitation which provide balanced attention to the protection of the community, the imposition of accountability for offenses committed and the development of competencies to enable children to become responsible and productive members of the community.”(excerpt)

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