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Pennsylvania Juvenile Delinquency Benchbook

The Pennsylvania Juvenile Delinquency Benchbook is a resource for Juvenile Court Judges and delinquency hearing officers throughout the Commonwealth. It also serves as a resource for juvenile probation officers and other system stakeholders involved with juvenile case processing.  The Benchbook provides guidance regarding the key decision points in Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system, summarizes the history and philosophical foundation of our system, and describes the qualities and attributes of successful Juvenile Court Judges.

Complete Benchbook File:

Individual Chapters/Sections: