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Juvenile Justice

September 20, 2022

PA Juvenile Justice System Legislation Update

Due to the Juvenile Justice Taskforce, as well as other initiatives, there are multiple bills in the PA House of Representatives and Senate with the goal of making changes to ...

September 19, 2022

Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol Implementation Grant 2023-24

The Office of Justice Programs of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) announced the availability of up to $2,000,000 in state Violence and Delinquency Prevention funding. Under this ...

September 1, 2022

2022 James E. Anderson Pennsylvania Conference on Juvenile Justice: Provider Announcement

Please see below for a message from Robert Tomassini, Executive Director, Juvenile Court Judges Commission. Dear Providers, The Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission (JCJC) is very excited to announce the 2022 ...

May 23, 2022

Public Hearing on Juvenile Justice Reforms

On Monday, May 23, 2022, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Juvenile Justice Reforms. You can see the full hearing and testimony here. The agenda was as follows: ...

May 23, 2022

Press Release: Senators Push Bi-Partisan Juvenile Justice Reforms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 12, 2022 Senators Push Bi-Partisan Juvenile Justice Reforms (HARRISBURG) – Legislation to strengthen Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system is set for action according to Senator Lisa Baker (R-20), Senator Steve ...

May 18, 2022

Juvenile Court Judges Commission and PA Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers Professional Awards Program

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS The Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission and the PA Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the following 2022 ...

May 16, 2022

Child and Family Providers Request $94M to Address Staff Shortage

Friday, May 13, 2022 – Emily Scott Advocates for juvenile-justice and child-welfare providers in Pennsylvania want the General Assembly to approve one-time funding to boost staff recruitment and retention to ...

May 16, 2022

Pennsylvania Secure Detention Analysis: Impact of Facility Closures on Accessibility of Services Resource

The Pennsylvania Secure Detention Analysis: Impact of Facility Closures on Accessibility of Services is a report from the Juvenile Court Judges Commission released in December 2021. Key Takeaways from the ...

March 16, 2022

PCCYFS Advocates for More Funding for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Workforce

With workforce challenges at crisis levels for child welfare and juvenile justice providers, PCCYFS is advocating for a one-time investment of $94,680,000 to support this critical staff recruitment and retention need.