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Governor, Lawmakers, Courts To Push for Juvenile Justice Reforms


December 19, 2019

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, legislative leaders and judges from across the state announced on Monday, Dec. 16, the creation of a task force that will recommend reforms for the commonwealth’s juvenile justice system.

Monday’s news conference in the state capitol came about six weeks after Wolf’s Council on Reform identified juvenile justice as a system in need of overhaul. Studies indicate that as many as nine in 10 children in the juvenile justice system were exposed to a traumatic event in their young lives, the governor said, with about a third meeting criteria for post-traumatic st...

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