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Juveniles in Detention during Coronavirus Pandemic

A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court Order for In Re: The Petition of C.Z., A.O., and Z.S.-W., On Behalf of All Similary Situated Individuals addresses the issue of juveniles in detention in relation to the COVID-19 crisis.  To read this decision or see any other recent opinions or postings from the Pennsylvania Appellate Courts, go to the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania's Court Opinions and Postings page.

The Statewide Emergency Order dated March 18, 2020 that is mentioned within the decision can be found on the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania's helpful page for UJS Coronavirus Information.

Recent General Court Regulations and Orders for Philadelphia are available on the Philadelphia Court's page, including Order 10 of 2020 and Order 15 of 2020 which discuss essential court services, as well as Order No. 27 of 2020 which deals with essential dependent juvenile proceedings. For more information about issues facing juveniles during the COVID-19 crisis, check out the Juvenile Law Center's website.