PA Juvenile Justice Task Force

In December 2019, Governor Tom Wolf, Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor, and General Assembly leaders from both houses and parties jointly established the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force. Co-chaired by Sen. Lisa Baker, Sen. Jay Costa, Rep. Tarah Toohil, and Rep. Mike Zabel, the Task Force is charged with delivering data-driven findings and recommendations in a final report by November 30, 2020. At the request of Pennsylvania leaders, the recommendations will serve as “the foundation for statutory, budgetary, and administrative changes to be considered during the 2021-2022 regular session of the General Assembly.” Pew Charitable Trusts and the Crime and Justice Institute are providing technical assistance to the Task Force.

Background Information

Upcoming Task Force Meetings

Date Time Location
Wednesday
May 6, 2020
(CANCELLED)
2 p.m. (Location TBD)
Wednesday
June 10, 2020
3 p.m. Click here to join the Juvenile Justice Task Force meeting

Meeting password: PAJJTaskForce 

Wednesday
July 15, 2020
3-5 p.m.

Click here to join the Juvenile Justice Task Force meeting

Password: PAJJTaskForce

Wednesday
July 29, 2020
3-5 p.m. (Location TBD)
Wednesday
August 12, 2020
3-5 p.m. (Location TBD)
Wednesday
August 26, 2020
3-5 p.m. (Location TBD)
Wednesday
September 9, 2020
3-5 p.m. (Location TBD)
Wednesday
September 30, 2020
3-5 p.m. (Location TBD)
Wednesday
October 14, 2020
3-5 p.m. (Location TBD)
Wednesday
January 13, 2021
3-5 p.m. (Location TBD)
Wednesday
February 10, 2021
3-5 p.m. (Location TBD)
Wednesday
February 24, 2021
3-5 p.m. (Location TBD)
Wednesday
March 17, 2021
3-5 p.m. (Location TBD)