All courts shall be open; and every man for an injury done him in his lands, goods, person or reputation shall have remedy by due course of law, without sale, denial or delay. – Pennsylvania Constitution

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PA Courts reaches 4,000 Twitter followers

The Pennsylvania Judiciary’s Twitter feed has reached a milestone, climbing to 4,000 followers. Since its launch in October 2010, @PACourts has sent out more than 3,800 messages that contain links to court rulings, schedules, news releases and general information. Photos and other graphics accompany many of the messages. The feed can be accessed by desktop, cell phone or other mobile devices through the popular social media service.

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Kinship Foster Care Parents on the Rise in Pennsylvania

Since 2012, 24 percent more children have been placed in “kinship” foster care, according to 2014 data collected by the Office of Children and Families in the Courts (OCFC), a unit of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC).

Kinship care is the full-time care, nurturing and protection of children by relatives or any adult who has a “kinship” bond with the children. These caregivers may include grandparents, aunts or uncles, siblings of the children requiring care, cousins or nonblood “relatives,” such as a teacher, coach or family friend.

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