News & Statistics

Traffic cases account for the majority of Pennsylvania magisterial district court cases in 2016

In 2016, 66 percent of all new cases filed in Pennsylvania magisterial district courts were traffic-related. Magisterial district courts are the first level of the judicial system where magisterial district judges (MDJs) handle minor court cases and matters.

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Six Pennsylvania Counties Selected for Initiative Supporting Abused and Neglected Children

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court today announced the selection of six counties to participate in the Pennsylvania State Roundtable’s Family Engagement Initiative. The roundtable is a collaborative effort among state and national court and child welfare leaders.

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How prevalent is animal abuse in Pennsylvania?

A look at statewide animal abuse data approaching the one-year anniversary of Libre’s Law

Over the past year, 70 percent of animal abuse offenses filed in Pennsylvania were  for neglect of an animal. The anti-cruelty law (Act 10) that strengthened the protection of animals, commonly known as Libre’s Law, went into effect in late August of 2017.

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