Media Resources

The "Autism and the Courts" InitiativePermalink

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty speaks about the importance of criminal justice reform for individuals with autism and what he hopes judges will learn from the new Autism and the Courts initiative.

Sending Hope and EncouragementPermalink

A video message from the First Judicial District (Philadelphia) problem-solving courts community

Pennsylvania Justice: Understanding the CourtsPermalink

This video was created to give an overview of the Pennsylvania Judicial System.
Spanish transcript.

Celebrating Women’s History Month in the Pennsylvania Courts - 2019Permalink

Watch a Q&A video series highlighting some of our female judges in Pennsylvania in honor of Women’s History Month. The video is a wonderful representation and highlight of women on the Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth Courts – as well as president judges who oversee the Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts.

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's Guardianship Tracking SystemPermalink

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court released an educational video highlighting the Guardianship Tracking System (GTS), a new web-based system for guardians, court staff, Orphans’ Court clerks and judges to file, manage, track and submit reports. The video highlights how the new system will help protect adults of all ages who have been appointed a guardian by Pennsylvania courts.

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.

Comfort Dogs Making a Big Difference in CourtPermalink

Comfort dogs come in all shapes and sizes with distinct and different personalities. But one thing they share is the ability to serve a priceless role during difficult dependency court cases by comforting children who appear in court. Watch a new video designed for judges, county officials, court professionals and dog lovers that highlights how comfort dogs are playing a significant role in dependency court. If you are having difficulty viewing this video, please check out the PA Courts YouTube page.

Understanding Kinship CarePermalink

Over the past few years, 24 percent more children have been placed in “kinship” foster care in Pennsylvania. Watch a new video that helps potential kinship providers learn about and understand kinship foster care, navigate the dependency court system and take the necessary steps to become a kinship parent.

Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor's Induction CeremonyPermalink

On Jan. 6, 2015, Thomas G. Saylor of Camp Hill was inducted as Pennsylvania’s 56th chief justice of the Supreme Court. As chief justice, he becomes the administrative head of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System.