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Pennsylvania Court Interpreters – Removing Language Barriers Permalink

Pennsylvania Courts facilitated 49,229 statewide requests for interpreters in 2022 – a 36 percent increase from the year prior. 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: Traffic citations in school zones Permalink

In Pennsylvania, two school zone traffic laws have been cited more than 25,583 times over the past five years (2018-2022). The infographic below highlights key data and demographics about violations for speeding in school zones or illegally passing a school bus.

A snapshot of sexual offenders in Pennsylvania Permalink

Under Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), 6,765 people were sentenced as sexual offenders between 2018 to 2022, and were charged with 26,168 offenses. Of those sexual offenders who were sentenced, 51% were between the ages of 19-35, and 47% were charged with child pornography. This infographic highlights key data and demographics about sexual offenders in Pennsylvania.

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. Mental health courts link key justice system officials with leaders in the mental health system to divert offenders with severe mental illness into a judicially-supervised program.

Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania Permalink

Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania continue to trend downward as 2022 data shows citations decreased 10 percent from last year – representing a 60 percent decrease from 2018.

Women on the Bench in Pennsylvania Permalink

In recognition of National Women’s History Month, the Pennsylvania Courts today released an infographic looking at the history of women in the Pennsylvania judiciary, as well as those women currently serving.

Underage Drinking Citations in Pennsylvania Permalink

Over the past five years, underage drinking citations statewide totaled 45,402. In Pennsylvania, an underage drinking citation is issued to anyone under the age of 21 who is caught possessing, consuming, transporting, purchasing or attempting to purchase any alcoholic beverage.

Chief Justice Debra Todd's Installation Ceremony Permalink

Surrounded by family, friends and colleagues, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd made history as she was formally sworn-in as Pennsylvania's 58th Chief Justice, becoming the first woman installed as chief in the Court's 300-year history.

Cracking Down on Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania Permalink

Over the last five years, 1,096 human-trafficking offenses were charged statewide. Human Trafficking is a type of human rights abuse where people profit from the exploitation of others – mainly using force, fraud or coercion to manipulate victims into engaging in sex acts or labor/services in exchange for something of value.

Drug Delivery Resulting in Death Charges in Pennsylvania Permalink

In Pennsylvania, a drug delivery resulting in death (DDRD) charge is issued to a person who intentionally administers, dispenses, delivers, gives, prescribes, sells or distributes any controlled substance or counterfeit controlled substance, and another person dies as a result of using the substance.