JUVENILE DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION OF PENNSYLVANIA

JDAP- Committed to improving the quality of juvenile justice across the Commonwealth.

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Progress on the Horizon: PA Supreme Court Rules Juvenile SORNA Unconstitiutional

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Changes in Mandatory Reporting Laws

Policy Issue

DISPROPORTIONATE MINORITY CONTACT/ DMC: REDUCING DISPARITIES IN THE TREATMENT AT THE POINT OF CONTACT WITH POLICE ON THE STREET

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Policy Issues

Jun

01

2015

Ten Strategies to Reduce Juvenile Length…

Approximately one third of youth in custody in the juvenile justice system on any given day have been confined for…

Apr

17

2015

Youth in Court Ordered Treatment Programs…

Pennsylvania recently passed legislative amendments to the CPSL (Child Protective Services Law) that go into effect on December 31, 2014…

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Recent Cases

Jul

15

2015

In re MW (PA Super)

In order to adjudicate a child delinquent, the court must both determine that the juvenile has committed a…

May

26

2015

Commonwealth v. Bland (Pa. 2015)

This appeal centers on the nature of a valid invocation of the Miranda-based right to counsel, specifically, in…