In the first five years since Pennsylvania’s first comprehensive human-trafficking law (Act 105) took effect in 2014, 586 human-trafficking offenses were charged.Read More
The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Courts Release New Video Providing Civics Refresher on the Courts
Pennsylvania Courts today released Pennsylvania Justice – Understanding the Courts, a fast-paced, animated video that describes the role and work of the courts.
“Facilitating access to justice and protecting the rights and liberties of individuals is the highest priority of Pennsylvania’s courts,” said Court Administrator of Pennsylvania Tom Darr. “The video serves as a refresher on the role and structure of the courts, while enhancing the civics and government curriculum taught to secondary-education students across Pennsylvania.”Read More
Wiping the slate clean
Clean Slate is a new law in Pennsylvania designed to automatically seal certain criminal history information. The new law goes into effect June 28.
Under the Law, criminal history information pertaining to eligible “non-violent” criminal and summary records and non-conviction records will be automatically shielded from public view.
Pennsylvania is proud to be a national leader in these efforts.Read More
Language access coordinators
Language Access Coordinators oversee the provision of language access services in their judicial districts in compliance with all applicable laws and the district’s policy. Contact these individuals if you wish to request an interpreter for your case or need assistance obtaining information in your language about court services in that particular district.
Coordinadores de acceso lingüístico
Los coordinadores de acceso lingüístico supervisan la provisión de servicios de acceso lingüístico en sus distritos judiciales en conformidad con todas las leyes aplicables y la política del distrito. Comuníquese con estas personas si desea solicitar un intérprete para su caso o si necesita ayuda obteniendo información en su idioma sobre los servicios que ofrece el tribunal en ese distrito en particular.Read More
Pa Courts Launches Android Version of PAeDocket – First State-level Mobile App for Finding Court Dockets
Pennsylvania courts recently launched the Android version of PAeDocket – a free app that provides a quick and simple search of court cases or dockets.
Utilizing mobile apps provides a valuable service for the public, including lawyers, law enforcement, consumers, victims and victims’ families.Read More
Between 2014 and 2018, there were 799 cybercrime offenses committed by 287 people in Pennsylvania. The top convictions for cybercrime offenses are making or forcing someone to participate in online child pornography and unlawful use of a computer – which could include accessing or altering computer data, providing passwords without authorization, etc.Read More