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Drug Delivery Resulting in Death Charges in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, a drug delivery resulting in death (DDRD) charge is issued to a person who intentionally administers, dispenses, delivers, gives, prescribes, sells or distributes any controlled substance or counterfeit controlled substance, and another person dies as a result of using the substance.

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Pennsylvania’s Veterans Treatment Courts Make a Difference for Veterans

Pennsylvania’s veteran population ranks fourth in the U.S. with over 800,000 veterans as of 2021. Since 2009, Pennsylvania’s Veterans Treatment Courts have been assisting veterans who are charged with crimes and are struggling with addiction, mental illness or other co-occurring disorders.

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Pennsylvania Courts Launch Data-Based Initiative to Better Serve Court Users with Autism

As work continues to bring lasting reform to the judicial system for individuals with autism, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty today announced the launch of a new  data initiative being piloted within the dependency court system to assist children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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