Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice

The Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice was created in 2009 by an act of the General Assembly with the support of the Governor and the Supreme Court.

Its purpose was to investigate circumstances that led to corruption in the juvenile court of Luzerne County resulting in federal criminal charges against two judges, to restore public confidence in the administration of justice and to prevent similar events from occurring there or elsewhere in the Commonwealth.

The commission had 11 members. Four members (including the chair) were appointed by the Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, three by the Governor and four by leaders of the House and Senate. The commission was authorized to hold public hearings and, if necessary, to subpoena witnesses. It was required to file a final report to the Supreme Court, the Governor and the General Assembly by May 31, 2010.

Commission Members

Honorable John M. Cleland, Chair
Superior Court of Pennsylvania
Kane, Pa.

Tod C. Allen
Director of Court Advocacy
Crime Victim Center of Erie County
Erie, Pa.

Valerie Bender
Senior Research Associate
National Center for Juvenile Justice
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Honorable James A. Gibbons
Magisterial District Court
Lackawanna County
Chinchilla, Pa.

Kenneth J. Horoho, Jr., Esq.
Goldberg, Gruener, Gentile, Horoho & Avalli, P.C.
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Jason J. Legg, Esq.
District Attorney
Susquehanna County District Attorney's Office
Montrose, Pa.

 

Robert L. Listenbee, Esq.
Chief, Juvenile Unit
Defender Association of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pa.

George D. Mosee, Jr., Esq.
Deputy District Attorney, Juvenile Division
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office
Philadelphia, Pa.

Honorable John C. Uhler 
Court of Common Pleas of York County
York, Pa.

Ronald P. Williams
Regional Director, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Lake Winola, Pa.

Honorable Dwayne D. Woodruff
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County
Pittsburgh, Pa.