News & Statistics

Pennsylvania’s Veterans Courts Make a Difference for Veterans

Pennsylvania’s veterans population ranks fourth in the U.S. with nearly 846,000 veterans as of 2016. Since 2009, Pennsylvania’s veterans courts have been assisting veterans who are charged with crimes and are struggling with addiction, mental illness or co-occurring disorders.

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PA Supreme Court appoints new administrative judges in Allegheny County

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced the transition of administrative judges in Allegheny County.  Effective Nov. 1, 2017, Judge Christine A. Ward will become the administrative judge of the civil division, replacing the current administrative judge, Ronald W. Folino.  Effective Jan. 3, 2018, Judge Kim D. Eaton has been designated the administrative judge of the family division, replacing Judge Kim Berkeley Clark.

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Pennsylvania protection from abuse data

Statewide and county-by-county protection from abuse (PFA) data from Pennsylvania courts is available via an interactive dashboard on the Pennsylvania judiciary’s website, with highlights in the infographic below. For example, 49 percent of processed PFA petitions are terminated by plaintiffs who either withdraw the complaint (20 percent) or don’t appear in court (29 percent).

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