In 2012, thousands of youth performed unpaid community service while under the supervision of county juvenile probation departments throughout the state, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Ronald D. Castille said today.
A lack of understanding about the core role of the courts in American democracy along with financial shortfalls pose the two greatest challenges to courts, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Ronald D. Castille said today. These observations were noted in the state Supreme Court’s annual State of the Commonwealth's Courts 2013 report.
In releasing the final progress report on the recommendations of the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice (ICJJ), Chief Justice Castille gives an overview of the report, which can be found here http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-2032/file-2570.pdf?cb=9e7037.
Chief Justice Castille spoke to the Pennsylvania Press Club on March 26. One of the issues he discussed was the success of the Supreme Court’s Office of Children and Families in the Court under the leadership of Justice Max Baer.
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