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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: September 24, 2019 12:00 PM
From: Representative Jerry Knowles
To: All House members
Subject: Juvenile Detention Centers and Alternative Programs Week in PA
In the near future I will be introducing a resolution declaring September 30 – October 4, 2019, as Juvenile Detention Centers and Alternative Programs Week in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania has thousands of men and women dedicated to ensuring the proper care and supervision of justice-involved youth and are simultaneously committed to ensuring the protection of the Commonwealth’s communities. The statewide association representing juvenile justice service providers is celebrating 41 years of support for Pennsylvania’s juvenile detention centers and alternative programs who contribute to public safety by providing a stable environment for at-risk youth, providing education, programming, and ensuring sufficient opportunities for growth and development.

The resolution will recognize their service and dedication to Pennsylvania’s Balanced and Restorative Justice Mission designed to hold justice-involved youth accountable for their actions, engage them in activities to restore victims and communities, and to build their competencies which moves these youth toward productive citizenship and away from further criminal activity.

I hope you will consider joining me in support of this resolution.

Introduced as HR541