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Juvenile Justice in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Harrisburg, PA:Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission.

The purpose of Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system was fundamentally
redefined in 1995 during a special legislative session that focused
exclusively on the issue of crime. The revised language mandates that
Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Act is to be interpreted to effectuate the
following objective:
“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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