Pennsylvania Courts Hold Second Annual Take Your Child to Work Day Event

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April 24, 2024

Focused on the importance of the Pennsylvania Judiciary in civics education, the Pennsylvania Courts today held their second annual Take Your Child to Work Day event, inviting staff to bring their children to work to learn about the function and the role of the state court system. 

"Investing in our future through knowledge and experience, the Pennsylvania Courts are once again opening our doors to the next generation," said Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Debra Todd.

“By bringing children into the heart of our judicial system, we empower them to understand the significance of justice and inspire the leaders of tomorrow. Together, we build a legacy of civic engagement and legal excellence, shaping a brighter future for all Pennsylvanians.”

Nearly 60 children and their parents joined judges and staff for the half-day program to learn about the key role the judiciary plays in the lives of Pennsylvania families. This year, children had the opportunity to experience different parts of the judicial system first-hand – including participating in mock trials and discussions with judges, demonstrations from Capitol Police, as well as meeting courthouse comfort dogs and other fun activities throughout the day.

These events are part of the courts’ continued efforts focused on civics education. An online civics education toolkit aimed at educating children about the role of the courts, with resources on a variety of court-related topics can be found here. More information about the Pennsylvania courts is available via Facebook @PennsylvaniaCourts and X (formerly Twitter) @PACourts.




Media contact: Casey Scheffler, 610-425-1712

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