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Updated: June 22, 2021 | 5:22 pm

‘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

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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


In Franklin Co., a murder charge shines light on the issue of prosecutorial discretion

An interview with The Appeal's Joshua Vaughn
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Lawmakers, educators, prosecutors and more will study Pa.’s juvenile justice issues

Governor Tom Wolf says the goal is to make sure more young offenders leave the criminal system and stay out.

By Katie Meyer
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