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Pennsylvania Juvenile Delinquency

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Primary source materials like statutes, court rules, and caselaw should also be consulted; see the PA Law guides for how to access primary source materials.

Juvenile delinquency can overlap with criminal law. For resources on criminal law, see the Pennsylvania Criminal Law guide.

Juvenile Court Judges' Commission

According to its Mission Statement, the Juvenile Court Judges' Commission (JCJC) "is to provide the leadership, advice, training and support to enable Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system to achieve its goals related to community protection, offender accountability, restoration of crime victims, and youth competency development." The JCJC was established in 1959 (1959, Dec. 21, P.L. 1962, No. 717) and its current powers and duties are defined at 42 Pa.C.S. 6371 et seq.

The JCJC website provides information about training and educational programs for those working in the juvenile justice system, select forms, and statistics: