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Pa. Veterans Treatment Court Testimonials Permalink

Hear directly from program participants and their support system on how Veterans Treatment Courts can make a difference.

Pennsylvania’s Veterans Treatment Courts Make a Difference for Veterans Permalink

Pennsylvania’s veteran population ranks fourth in the U.S. with over 800,000 veterans as of 2021. Since 2009, Pennsylvania’s Veterans Treatment Courts have been assisting veterans who are charged with crimes and are struggling with addiction, mental illness or other co-occurring disorders.

A closer look at Protection from Abuse Orders in Pennsylvania Permalink

In 2021, the number of new protection from abuse (PFA) orders filed statewide increased by 12 percent from 2020. A PFA is a civil court order to help protect victims of domestic violence, providing relief from abuse by an intimate partner, family or household member.

Pennsylvania Court Interpreters – Removing Language Barriers Permalink

Pennsylvania Courts facilitated 36,140 statewide requests for interpreters in 2021 – 88 percent of which were for Spanish-speaking individuals. The infographic below highlights key court data including the top 10 counties for language access and interpreter expenses as well as the top 10 languages requested.

Back-to-School is just around the corner -- Beware of school zone safety and traffic citations Permalink

In Pennsylvania, two school zone traffic laws have been cited more than 26,671 times over the past five years (2017-2021). The infographic below highlights key data and demographics about speeding in school zones or illegally passing a school bus.

How prevalent is animal abuse in Pennsylvania? Permalink

Libre’s Law, the anti-cruelty law (Act 10) that strengthened the protection of animals, went into effect in late August of 2017. Since then, over 35,000 animal abuse offenses have been filed statewide – 57 percent of which were for neglect of an animal.

Jury Duty in Pennsylvania – What you need to know Permalink

The United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions guarantee one of the most fundamental rights of Americans –the right to a trial by jury.

Highlighting Pennsylvania’s Mental Health Courts Permalink

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania Courts today released an infographic highlighting data from the state’s mental health courts.

Delaware County Judge on “Mission” to Change Students Lives Permalink

Following a growing number of violent altercations in a local school, Delaware County Magisterial District Judge W. Keith Williams II is heeding a call to help students succeed through a new program called “Men on a Mission.”

Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania Permalink

Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania continue to trend downward as data shows citations decreased by six percent in 2021, following a significant 47 percent decrease in 2020.