What is “your guide to juvenile court”?

The Juvenile Defender Unit (JDU) has created “Your Guide to Juvenile Court (PDF),” a booklet that explains the Juvenile Court process, the rights of juveniles, and their legal options in simple and easy-to-understand language. It is given to our clients at the initial office meeting and serves as a handy refresher to have at home.

The Luzerne County Bar Association has been awarded by the Pennsylvania Bar Association for donating the printing costs of this invaluable tool.

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1. How do I apply for an attorney for a juvenile?
2. Can I apply for a juvenile attorney to attend a district justice’s hearing for a summary citation?
3. How do I get a juvenile attorney if I am a juvenile with charges directly filed in adult court?
4. What does the JDU staff consist of?
5. When does legal representation begin?
6. What does the JDU team do when it receives juvenile charges?
7. What are the goals of the JDU?
8. What is “your guide to juvenile court”?
9. What kind of training does the JDU staff have?
10. Does the JDU staff work with juvenile service providers?
11. How does the JDU staff communicate with system partners?