Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
County of Allegheny
Juvenile Probation | Mission Statement

The Mission of Juvenile Probation is to reduce and prevent juvenile crime; promote and maintain safe communities; and improve the welfare of youth and families who are served by the Court.

The principle beliefs supporting the Mission are:

  • The disposition of juvenile offenders always takes into account the best interest of public safety.
  • Juvenile offenders be held accountable for the harm they cause to individuals as well as the community at large.
  • The primary objective of treatment is to improve and develop the juvenile offender’s competency skills.
  • Community residents and organizations be actively engaged by the Court in a cooperative effort to seek solutions to juvenile crime.
  • Excellence in the quality of Court services requires sensitivity to the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the client population.
  • Victims are an integral part of the justice system and should have their rights protected during all phases of the Court proceedings including the right to be heard, notified, and restored.