Juvenile Probation


The goals of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice System are:

• To hold the juvenile offender accountable for offenses committed. When a crime is committed    obligations to the victim and community are incurred. Victims shall have the opportunity to be    active participants in the juvenile process. Offenders shall take responsibility for making    restitution and participate in structured activities that benefit the community. Responses    should    be individualized.
• To protect the community from known offenders. The public has a right to a safe and secure    community. The level of restrictions shall be matched to the level of the risk. Adults and    organizations can take an active role in juvenile crime prevention.
• To assist juvenile offenders in developing competencies. Juvenile offenders at discharge    should be capable of being more productive and responsible members of the community.