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Pennsylvania Criminal Law

Juvenile Delinquency

To work with delinquent children, the courts have created juvenile courts that only deal with juvenile matters. In Philadelphia, Juvenile Court, a branch of the Family Division of the Court of Common Pleas, "processes cases involving juvenile delinquency where minors have been accused of crimes; dependency cases, arising from allegations of neglect or abuse; truancy petitions and those alleging incorrigibility; and adoptions."

Because of the unique nature of juvenile matters, there are resources solely devoted to outlining and providing information on juvenile delinquency and juvenile courts. The resources available at Jenkins are listed in the Pennsylvania Juvenile Delinquency guide.