Media Resources

Jury Duty in Pennsylvania – What you need to know Permalink

The United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions guarantee one of the most fundamental rights of Americans –the right to a trial by jury.

Highlighting Pennsylvania’s Mental Health Courts Permalink

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Pennsylvania Courts today released an infographic highlighting data from the state’s mental health courts.

Delaware County Judge on “Mission” to Change Students Lives Permalink

Following a growing number of violent altercations in a local school, Delaware County Magisterial District Judge W. Keith Williams II is heeding a call to help students succeed through a new program called “Men on a Mission.”

Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania Permalink

Distracted driving citations in Pennsylvania continue to trend downward as data shows citations decreased by six percent in 2021, following a significant 47 percent decrease in 2020.

Women on the Bench in Pennsylvania Permalink

In recognition of National Women’s History Month, the Pennsylvania Courts today released an infographic looking at the history of women in the Pennsylvania judiciary, as well as those women currently serving.

Common Traffic Violations in Pennsylvania Permalink

In recognition of Pennsylvania’s Highway Safety Law Awareness Week (Feb. 20-26), the Pennsylvania Courts today released an infographic highlighting court data that reflects some of the most common traffic violations statewide. In 2020, alleged traffic offenses decreased by 36 percent from the previous year.

Cracking Down on Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania Permalink

January is human trafficking awareness month and this month’s infographic highlights key court data related to human trafficking including the total number of human-trafficking cases and offenses over the last five years, defendant demographics and the top 10 counties with the highest number human-trafficking offenses.

Pennsylvania Courts Educating Students on Civics with Digital Education Toolkit Permalink

Recognizing the importance of civics education, the Pennsylvania Courts recently launched an educational digital toolkit aimed at helping students learn about the work and role of the state’s judiciary.

Pennsylvania’s Veterans Treatment Courts Make a Difference for Veterans Permalink

Pennsylvania’s veteran population ranks fourth in the U.S. with nearly 800,000 veterans as of 2020. 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.

A closer look at Protection from Abuse Orders in Pennsylvania Permalink

This infographic highlights 2020 PFA data including the statewide number of PFAs filed over the last five years, the top 10 counties with the highest number of PFA filings and the percentages of PFA case outcomes.