Source: (2008) The Crime Victims Report. 12(4):49, 50,52,56.

Pennsylvania has emerged at the forefront of being a model for juvenile justice reform by addressing the needs of its crime victims and its communities by holding juveniles accountable for their crimes. In 1995, the state's legislature thoroughly integrated the balanced approach and restorative justice into its Juvenile Act (42 Pa.C.S. S6301). (excerpt)