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Cracking Down on Human Trafficking in PennsylvaniaPermalink

Over the last five years since Pennsylvania’s first comprehensive human-trafficking law (Act 105) took effect, 784 human-trafficking offenses were filed. This infographic highlights key court data including the total number of human-trafficking cases and offenses over the last five years, defendant demographics and the top 10 counties with the highest number human-trafficking offenses.

Highlighting black history month in the courtsPermalink

In honor of black history month, AOPC interviewed several Pennsylvania judges to talk about what black history month means to each of them and how they approach diversity in the courtroom.

Pennsylvania sees a recent increase in protection from abuse filingsPermalink

Following a steady decline in the statewide number of new protection from abuse (PFA) filings, Pennsylvania has seen a 5 percent increase in PFA filings from 2014 to 2017. A PFA is a civil order that protects victims of domestic violence, providing relief from abuse by an intimate partner, dating partner or family member.

Supreme Court encourages people to apply for appointments to advisory panelsPermalink

As part of its desire for greater participation in the groups which provide it advice and recommendations, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is undertaking a new initiative making it easier for people to express interest in being appointed to court advisory panels.