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Additionally the juvenile be required to submit to a DNA sample if he/she is adjudicated delinquent of a felony offense or certain sexual based misdemeanor offenses.
Abraxas Youth Center (Detention and Shelter)10058 South Mountain Road, Bldg #3South Mountain, PA 17261Phone: (717) 749-3066
Children’s Aid Society (Shelter)255 Miller StreetChambersburg, PA 17201Phone: (717) 264-7000
Northampton County Juvenile Justice Center (Detention)650 Ferry StreetEaston, PA 18042Phone: (610) 559-6850
Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center (Detention)235 Circle AvenueLancaster, PA 17602Phone: (717) 299-7821
York County Youth Development Center (Shelter)3564 Heindel RoadYork, PA 17402Phone: (717) 840-7570
If pleading guilty, the Intake Officer will continue to gather important information concerning your child's homelife, school, employment and any possible counseling he/she is involved in. A YLS risk assessment will also be completed. This information will be used to present a dispositional recommendation to the Juvenile Court concerning your child.
If your child pleads not guilty, a Determination of Guilt Hearing will be scheduled in Juvenile Court before the Juvenile Court Judge. Your child will be represented by a lawyer who can assist in his/her defense. At the end of the hearing, the Judge will determine whether your child is not guilty of the alleged charges or if he/she is to be adjudicated delinquent.
Public Defender's office1 Courthouse Square, Room 300Carlisle, PA 17013Phone: (717) 240-6285Fax: (717) 240-7792Hours: Monday - Friday8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
(1) If a juvenile completed the Youth Aid Panel, the expungement process begins after the juvenile finalizes his/her contract.
(2) If a juvenile was given a Consent Decree or Informal Adjustment Disposition, the expungement process begins at age 18 unless the juvenile was over the age of 18 while under supervision. If the juvenile completes the Consent Decree after the age of 18, the expungement process begins six months after probation supervision ends.
(3) If a juvenile was Adjudicated Delinquent, the expungement process begins 5 years after probation supervision ends. If the individual has any misdemeanor or felony convictions as an adult, their juvenile record will not be expunged.