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Lawsuits claim 66 people were abused as children in Pennsylvania’s juvenile facilities

Two of the three of the facilities run by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services are in Central Pennsylvania.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Pa. lawmakers push forward significant juvenile justice reforms

Two years after the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force made policy recommendations, there is finally some political will in the state House to move on reforms.
By Kenny Cooper/WHYY

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Updated: 2021-06-22 17:22:21

‘Serious racial disparities’ in Pennsylvania juvenile court

Policymakers found widespread geographic and racial disparities in how youth offenders are treated, with Black youths more likely than White youths to be removed from home and prosecuted in adult court.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

Youth Roundtable

By Staff

Report: Racial disparities in Allegheny County juvenile justice system outpace rest of nation

The report was a project by a group of law-enforcement organizations, researchers and advocacy groups.

By An-Li Herring/WESA