The Family Guide contains general information regarding Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System and is not necessarily representative of the practices in Allegheny County. You can reference this guide during the time your child is involved with Juvenile Court, from the time of arrest until he/she is released from Court supervision. This guide provides information about:
- What is going to happen to your child as he or she goes through the system.
- Ways that you, Juvenile Probation, and the Court can work together to help your child.
- People who you and your child will meet in the juvenile justice system.
- The rights and responsibilities of everyone involved, including you, your child, Juvenile Probation, and the Court.