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Research & Statistics

The Commission collects, compiles, and publishes juvenile court statistics for the Commonwealth. These statistics are used to analyze the functioning of juvenile courts and to develop long-range plans for future court operations. The statistics are compiled into an annual dispositional report. 

The Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission also encourages and supports research efforts that contribute to our knowledge about Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ), the Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy (JJSES), and evidence-based practices.  Qualified researchers and those individuals interested in Pennsylvania’s juvenile delinquency data may contact the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission to assist in their research efforts.  Please read the “Policies and Procedures of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission for Release of Juvenile Data from the Pennsylvania Juvenile Case Management System” to learn more about the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission’s specific policies and procedures related to this matter.  To protect the rights of the youth, the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission carefully reviews each research request.

If you are interested in requesting data from the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission, please complete the Data Request Form and submit it to ra-oajcjcdata@pa.gov.  If you have any questions regarding the completion of the form, please call 717.783.7836.