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    Descriptive info: .. Youth Redemption.. Victim Restoration.. Community Protection.. Home.. About Us.. History of the Organization.. Officers 1968 - 2009.. PCCJPO By-Laws.. Calendar.. BARJ.. Membership.. Membership Criteria.. Officers.. Current Members.. Member Directory Search.. Members - County Map.. JCJC 2012 Juvenile Court Directory.. PACTT Affiliated Agencies.. Committees.. Legislation.. PCCYFS Legislative Updates.. PA House of Representatives.. PA Senate Members.. Provider Directory.. Resources.. Library.. Public Relations Toolkit.. Juvenile Court Rules of Procedure.. Juvenile Act.. CJJT&R Training.. Links.. FAQ's.. Contact Us.. Contact Form.. Employment.. JCJC.. Case Plan Webinar.. Examination of BARJ Services.. JCJC Newsletter - June 2012.. JJSES Monograph.. PA DMC Assessment.. Safety Subcommittee.. Members Area.. President s Message.. Samuel E.. Miller Jr.. , President.. Welcome to the official website of the PA Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers.. The Council is a non-profit organization created over forty years ago to further the mission of Pennsylvania s Juvenile Justice System by promoting the use of best practices among the county operated Juvenile Probation Departments.. At its inception, the Council was comprised solely of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers who met to discuss current system issues, supervision strategies and service and funding needs.. Over time, the Council has invited our key system partners into our organization including the Juvenile Court Judges Commission, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research, the National Center for Juvenile Justice and the extensive network of private and public service providers.. The collaborative efforts of this coalition have allowed Pennsylvania to become one of the national front runners in the field of Juvenile Justice.. The effort to continue as a national front runner in the field of Juvenile Justice is reflected by the current Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy.. We are committed to working in partnership to enhance the capacity of Pennsylvania s Juvenile Justice System to achieve its.. Balanced and Restorative Justice.. mission, coupled with the resolve to employ evidence-based practices with fidelity at every stage of the Juvenile Justice process.. Our goal is to improve the quality of our decisions, services and programs.. This effort is a testament to our ongoing pursuit of excellence.. We hope you find this website informative.. Feel free to contact us with your questions.. Chief s Council Announcements.. 2012 Juvenile Court Judges Commission and Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers 32nd Annual Awards Program.. The 2012 Juvenile Court Judges Commission and Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers 32nd Annual Awards Program was held at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers on November 8, 2012.. Click here to view the award winners.. Juveniles for Justice - Comprehensive Case Planning.. During September s meeting, juveniles representing Juveniles for Justice provided a presentation to the general membership.. This outstanding presentation was focused on effective case planning and provided testimonials from two individuals participating in this initiative.. Juveniles for Justice, a youth engagement project through the Juvenile Law Center, includes young people who have been involved in the juvenile justice system and offers the youth an opportunity to assess the system s strengths and weaknesses, and then develop and implement advocacy projects to improve the system.. Juveniles for Justice selects new Youth Advocates and a new issue each year, starting in early fall.. In 2011-2012, Juveniles for Justice Youth Advocates focused on promoting effective case planning in Pennsylvania specifically, a computerized case planning program developed by the Juvenile Court Judges Commission (JCJC) that enables probation officers, delinquent youth, and their families to  ...   resources where needed.. The committee recently completed two large projects.. The first was holding three regional forums (Chester, Lycoming, and Mercer Counties) to discuss the Monograph s findings and recommendations.. Over 250 probation officers, providers, family advocates and family members of youth involved in the system attended the Forums and discussed ways to achieve better results for kids and families.. The other project was an original curriculum on family engagement for probation officers delivered to PO s from 5 counties.. The intent is to take the feedback received from the training and, once finalized, provide the training to other probation offices throughout the state using a juvenile justice/family advocate team approach.. Currently also in development, and awaiting approval, is a Family Guide to Pennsylvania s Juvenile Justice System.. This document will assist families as they navigate through the JJ system, educating them on the process, people they will meet, steps in the system they will face, and things they can do to achieve better outcomes for their children.. Click here for more information about the Family Involvement Committee.. Click here to read the Family Involvement Monograph.. Search.. What's New.. Family Guide to PA's Juvenile Justice System.. If your child is in the juvenile justice system in Pennsylvania, this guide is for you.. This guide was developed by the Family Involvement Committee of the PA Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers - a committee of family advocates and juvenile justice practitioners - to help families understand Pennsylvania s juvenile justice system and be better prepared to work closely with juvenile justice staff to promote positive outcomes for justice involved youth.. More >>.. Tuesday, November 20, 2012.. Systems of Care Webinar.. Systems of Care have been proven to effectively serve youth with complex behavioral health challenges and involvement in multiple systems.. Follow this link for the PA System of Care Partnership PowerPoint, with Q&A from the informational webinar held on Oct.. 23rd, 2012.. Friday, October 26, 2012.. Sustaining Models for Change Initiatives Through PA's JJSES.. In 2010, with the five-year commitment of the MacArthur Foundation drawing to a close, it was agreed that a new Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy (JJSES) was needed, both to consolidate the innovations of the previous five years under one roof , and to develop strategies to sustain, disseminate and enhance those efforts.. Pennsylvania s JJSES rests on two interlinked foundations: the best empirical research available in the field of juvenile justice and a set of core beliefs about how to put this research into practice.. Friday, April 20, 2012.. Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy.. The JJSES grew out of the various initiatives occurring in the state over the last ten years.. We continue to keep Balanced and Restorative Justice as our overarching mission and purpose clause of our juvenile justice system.. The strategy has three main principles: to employ evidence-based practices at every stage of the juvenile justice process; to collect and analyze the data to measure results; and to improve the quality of our decisions,services and programs.. Thursday, February 16, 2012.. PA Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist.. The Pennsylvania Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist was developed by the Juvenile Defender s Association of PA and the MacArthur Foundation Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network, to help to explain many of the consequences of a juvenile adjudication of delinquency for youth in Pennsylvania.. Tuesday, July 27, 2010.. View Full Calendar.. 2013, PA Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers..

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  • Title: History of the Organization
    Descriptive info: In 1967, Chief Juvenile Probation Officers from across the state met to form an organization that would represent their ideas, their standards for probation services and their desire to improve the juvenile justice system.. The Council speaks out collectively on topics such as: services to delinquent and dependent children, training, research, standards, professional status and compensation.. On November 14, 1997, in commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Council, the Governor of Pennsylvania cited the Council for its leadership on juvenile justice issues and for its diligence and dedication in creating a better system of rehabilitation for the youth of Pennsylvania.. HISTORY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA COUNCIL.. OF CHIEF JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICERS.. 1967-2007.. It was the year 1967, Lyndon B.. Johnson was President; Hubert H.. Humphrey was Vice-President and the Vietnam War was in full swing.. On a cold autumn morning in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania (more commonly known as Penn State), twenty-two Chief Juvenile Probation Officers met on November 14 at the Nittany Lion Inn.. The meeting was held to discuss the possibility of forming an organization to express the viewpoint of the Chiefs on matters of juvenile justice in Pennsylvania.. Present at the initial meeting were William Ambrose, Beaver County; Robert Shields, Bucks; Daniel Roberts, Cambria; John Humanick, Chester; Andrew Kistler, Crawford; Irving Groninger, Cumberland; Willis Hoover, Dauphin; Edmund Thomas, Erie; Reginald Curd, Franklin; George Sim, Fulton; John Dougherty, Huntingdon; Charles Adonizio, Luzerne; John Engle, Lycoming; J.. Freeman Bragg, Indiana; E.. Jane Crowell, Lancaster; James Drescher, Lebanon; Willis Brinker, Mercer; Anthony Guarna, Montgomery; Herbert Vallow, Mifflin; Charles Duncan, Northumberland; Larry Linder; Warren and Jack Carl, York.. Letters of support were also received from Aloin Cooper, Adams; Willing Gilling, Clearfield; Rudolph Zayak, Fayette; Hazel Weiss, Jefferson; Raven Ziegler, Lehigh; Henry McCool, Monroe; and Len Rosengarten, Philadelphia.. Willis Brinker chaired that first organizational meeting.. While the Council s birth took place on that November morning, the gestation period began much earlier and was the culmination of numerous factors.. The earliest discussions focusing on the need for a forum to express the views of the Chief Juvenile Probation Officers began in the mid 1960 s.. Several former Chiefs recall such conversations usually occurring informally and coincidental with other meetings.. At the time, the primary professional organization was the Pennsylvania Association of Probation, Parole and Correction (P.. A.. P.. C.. ), which at one time had been limited to county probation and parole staff.. As P.. broadened, there was some feeling that it could no longer respond to the particular needs of the juvenile justice system, especially, juvenile probation services.. Dissatisfaction with the ability of P.. to respond to the needs of county Juvenile Court personnel came to a climax of sorts over S.. B.. 677 of 1967.. This Bill would transfer the Juvenile Probation Grant from the Department of Public Welfare (D.. W.. ) to the Juvenile Court Judges Commission (J.. J.. ).. In 1967 and preceding years, D.. administered grants to juvenile probation programs and controlled training standards and programs for juvenile probation officers.. There were strong and fundamental differences between D.. administrators and Juvenile Court practitioners.. One of the differences centered on training and the general perception among juvenile probation officers that they were viewed by D.. as second-class practitioners.. Another area of contention was that D.. wanted the authority to tell Chiefs which probation officers should go to training.. Irv Groninger of Cumberland County wrote, in a draft of the.. Early History.. of the Council, shortly before his untimely death, that:.. Many probation officers were beginning to resent the Department of Public Welfare treating probation officers as minors in need of care, guidance and control of the Department of Public Welfare.. Continuing from Irv s comments on training:.. It was common to have panels made up of Youth Development Center personnel.. to inform juvenile probation personnel in effect, What the score is.. Your author had no objections to learning from Youth Development Center personnel but being of sound mind felt compelled to pose the question as why the Department of Public Welfare seemed to look upon us as a group of incompetent incompletes needing to be made whole by D.. personnel when in fact we also had something to offer that would have been helpful to Y.. D.. personnel to have us participate as instructors or resource persons in training.. These kinds of questions, at the time, seldom generated any delight on part of the Department of Public Welfare bureaucracy.. Training back then, at least in the eyes of D.. , meant having a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree.. Much pressure was put upon those without the M.. S.. , especially if they had any hopes or ambition to move up in the probation/human service field.. At the height of this pressure, I m sure some probation officers began to feel a bit illegitimate and maybe even in need of some soul searching consultation with their minister.. In Irv s opinion:.. Many of the key Department of Public Welfare officials felt most probation officers were not qualified to be probation officers as they were not trained.. Another point of difference with D.. concerned proposed regulations for adjudicated youth.. Irv Groninger gave particular mention to Anthony Guarna and Jack Carl as frequent and capable adversaries of D.. in this realm.. There was also considerable unhappiness with the level of grant funding.. In 1967, there had been several years without an increase in funding levels and there was the perception of inequity in funding levels of child welfare staff and juvenile probation officers.. This was viewed as clear evidence of a prejudicial attitude on the part of D.. The aforementioned problems were part of the background scenario as 1967 began.. Drawing again from Irv Groninger s work, he related that:.. During a Juvenile Probation Training Institute held at the Pennsylvania State University, April 3 through April 7, 1967, there were twenty-three Chief Juvenile Probation Officers who expressed an interest in exploring the possibilities of forming an organization of Juvenile Probation Officers for the purpose of determining appropriate standards of services to be provided through probation departments and collectively expressing an opinion or taking a position in what happens to Juvenile Probation.. In order to examine the appropriateness of this plan for organizing, the group recommended names of persons representing each of the regions established within the Pennsylvania Association of Probation, Parole and Correction.. A planning committee meeting was to be held at a central location and the representative was to return to their region to express the views of this committee and obtain the regional position on such a plan.. Willis Brinker, Chief Probation Officer of Mercer County, was selected as Acting Chairman of the Chief Juvenile Probation Officers.. The initial committee meeting was held on June 16, 1967 in State College.. Present were: Jack Carl, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, York County; Irvin Groninger, Chief Probation Officer, Cumberland County; Charles Adonizio, Chief Probation Officer, Luzerne County, Charles Duncan, Jr.. , Esq.. , Chief Probation Officer, Northumberland County; Willis Brinker, Chief Probation Officer, Mercer County; Andrew Kistler, Chief Probation Officer, Crawford County and Daniel Roberts, Chief Probation Officer, Cambria County.. Absent were: Ruth Greenwald, Chief Probation Officer, Allegheny County; Anthony Guarna, Chief Probation Officer, Montgomery County and Dr.. Leonard Rosengarten, Director, Juvenile Division, County Court of Philadelphia.. The June 16, 1967 minutes indicated that Jack Carl believed an organization should be formed even if it was not accepted by the Pennsylvania Association of Probation, Parole and Correction.. It was the opinion of Charles Duncan that the organization should form  ...   act and added dependent child as a new definition.. The minimum age for a delinquency adjudication was set at ten years.. New time frames were established to comply with national standards for the filing of petitions and for disposition hearings where youth were held in detention.. Amendments in 1978 restricted the availability of records to the public, prohibited detention in jail and required a petition within twenty-four hours of detention.. The Council and J.. were instrumental in the development of Juvenile Court standards in 1979, the implementation of detention standards arising from the Coleman-Stanziani decision, the Master s Degree program at Shippensburg University and the implementation of training for probation staff throughout the Commonwealth.. A shift in emphasis toward public safety and accountability led to many bills being enacted in the 1980 s.. Fingerprints and photographs, confidentiality issues and a dangerous juvenile offender category were added to the Juvenile Act.. Another act in 1991 brought Pennsylvania into compliance with Federal requirements restricting the holding of juveniles in local police lock-ups.. The Council subsequently received a grant from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (P.. ) in order to hire an employee to monitor compliance throughout the Commonwealth.. In 1995, a special session of the legislature enacted twelve laws amending the Juvenile Act.. An important amendment to the preamble incorporated principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ).. In addition, for the first time, youth who committed certain felonies faced prosecution in the Criminal Court.. The Council entered its fourth decade faced with the formidable task of implementing BARJ into the fabric of probation work.. Again, through collaboration with J.. and with funding from the P.. , national experts were brought in to deliver training and technical assistance.. The Council redesigned its committee structure to reflect this effort and became an integral part of the Commonwealth s Balanced and Restorative Justice Implementation Committee.. Council members have taken an active role in the development of Victim Awareness and Court and Community Collaboration curricula, as well as numerous monographs and white papers on accountability, community protection and competency development.. The Council s Public Relations Committee was tireless in its effort to educate the public about BARJ and report the good news with respect to success locally and statewide.. The Council has continued to be a presence with respect to legislation affecting the juvenile justice system.. After forty years of existence, its input is regularly sought and well received.. Issues such as DNA testing, victim s rights, record sharing and the treatment of sex offenders are a few examples where Council has taken a position and exerted its influence on the Legislature.. Along with J.. and the Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research, the Council has been actively involved in the development of the Juvenile Case Management System: a statewide case management and statistical reporting program, currently in use by 64 counties.. From its early incarnation as a DOS-based system to the web-based application today, Council members have played a role in its development and refinement.. Council has also supported the efforts to define and report system outcomes on both a local and state level.. These outcome measures provide the basis for local and state report cards that allow Juvenile Courts and probation departments to share their success with the public.. The Council was instrumental in leading the change in philosophy away from fortress probation to community-based probation, as required under the BARJ principles.. Special emphasis was placed on working with offenders and their families in the community in order to meet community protection and accountability goals.. Predicated on a published study documenting the success of school-based probation, of which Council members were a driving force, Governor Tom Ridge, over a period of several years, dramatically increased funding for specialized probation services that led to an astounding increase in school-based and community-based officers throughout the Commonwealth.. As BARJ promoted probation officers working actively in their communities, Council was keen to recognize and respond to issues relative to officer safety.. The Council has provided input relative to the development of the Phase I and II safety curricula.. As an increasing number of probation departments began arming their officers, Council has been represented on the County Probation and Parole Officers Firearms Training and Education Commission.. The efforts of the various Council committees over the past ten years have contributed to Pennsylvania s recognition as a national leader in the area of juvenile justice.. This recognition led to Pennsylvania being selected first by the MacArthur Foundation for its Models for Change juvenile justice system reform effort.. Council members past and present have played key roles in the initiative focusing on aftercare, mental health and disproportionate minority contact.. One common thread has been in place over the course of the Council s forty years of existence.. Conflict with D.. was central to the Council s creation and has, from time to time, been an agenda item at Council meetings over the years.. Long time members will recall the beginning of the Camp Hill Project discussions in 1970, the visit of Jerome Miller, then D.. Commissioner of Children and Youth, in 1975, and the turmoil surrounding Act 148 funding in the late 1970 s.. During the past decade, the Council made a concerted effort to educate D.. as to the unique differences between the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.. For a number of years, members of the Council s Executive Committee met regularly with D.. officials in a sincere attempt to bridge the gap between the two systems.. During the past two years, the Council has welcomed the Deputy Secretary of the Office of Children, Youth and Families to both its Executive Committee and General Membership meetings.. Adequate funding for juvenile probation services remains an issue that dates back to the Council s creation.. The Council has consistently fought to return the focus from TANF, RMTS, IV-E, and MA-R back to BARJ in the face of pressure from D.. to seek more Federal funding for services.. During its lifetime, the Council has made a concerted effort to strengthen itself, first by opening its membership to juvenile probation advisory staff and then welcoming an increasing number of associate members.. The Council has also promoted itself by creating a website (.. www.. pachiefprobationofficers.. ).. The website continues to evolve and now serves as an interactive resource for its members.. Finally, as the Council enters its fifth decade, it recognizes its long and valuable partnership with the Juvenile Court Judges Commission.. The Commission, under the creative and energetic leadership of former Council President Jim Anderson, has provided the resources and technical assistance that has allowed the Council to flourish.. Both organizations have benefitted from the relationship, as have the countless youth and families who have passed through the system during the past forty years.. This document was first published as the.. Early History of the Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers.. in conjunction with the Council s 20.. th.. anniversary in 1987.. The program from the anniversary celebration held that year notes a special thanks to William Long and Earl Stoudt for their efforts in compiling and authoring the first history of the Council.. The.. was updated at the time of the Chief s 30.. anniversary in 1997 and again in 2007.. The Council considers this document to be a living history of the organization and intends to update it as each ten-year anniversary is marked.. A special thanks to Richard Steele and Lawrence DeMooy for their efforts in updating this document for the 40.. anniversary..

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  • Title: Officers 1968 - 2009
    Descriptive info: 1968 1969.. President- Irving L.. Groninger.. Vice-President- Andrew A.. Kistler.. Secretary-Treasurer- E.. Jane Crowell.. 1970.. President- Anthony A.. Guarna.. Vice-President- Willis B.. Brinker.. Treasurer- Lawson Veney.. Secretary- E.. 1971.. 1972.. President- Willis B.. Vice-President- Charles A.. Adonizio.. Secretary-Treasurer- Art Fuller.. 1973.. Treasurer- John M.. McBride.. Secretary- Joseph Cabraja.. 1974.. President- Charles A.. Vice-President- William E.. Long.. 1975.. Secretary- Wallace R.. Croup.. 1976.. President- William E.. Vice-President- Wallace R.. Secretary- James E.. Anderson.. 1977.. President- Wallace R.. Vice-President- James E.. Secretary- Luther Seibert.. 1978.. President- James E.. (Resigned following Governor s Justice Commission appointment).. President- Luther Seibert.. (Term filled on 1/11/78).. Vice-President- Larry Mason.. Secretary- Bruce A.. Grim.. 1979.. President- Larry Mason.. Vice-President- Bruce A.. Secretary- Clay R.. Yeager.. 1980.. Vice-President- Clay R.. Treasurer- Bernard G.. Meyer.. Secretary- Stephen J.. Suknaic.. 1981.. President- Clay R.. Vice-President- Stephen J.. Treasurer-  ...   1988-1989.. President- Michael W.. Vice-President- Kenton M.. Treasurer- William D.. Ford.. Secretary- Thomas P.. 1990-1991.. President-Kenton M.. Vice-President- Thomas P.. Secretary- Cynthia A.. Wess.. 1992-1993.. President- Thomas P.. Vice-President- John R.. Betters, Jr.. 1994-1995.. President- Bruce A.. Vice-President- Cynthia A.. Secretary- Richard D.. Steele.. 1996-1997.. President- Cynthia A.. Vice- President- Richard D.. Secretary- Paul J.. Werrell.. 1998.. President- Richard D.. Vice-President- Paul J.. Secretary- Lawrence J.. DeMooy.. 1999.. President- Paul J.. Vice-President- James Rieland.. 2000-2001.. President- Lawrence J.. Vice-President- Marshall R.. Davis.. Secretary- David L.. Stager.. 2002-2003.. President- Marshall R.. Vice-President- David L.. Secretary- Sandra M.. Brulo.. 2004.. President- James Rieland.. Vice-President- Sandra M.. Treasurer- Robert J.. Stanzione.. Secretary- Steven B.. Custer.. 2005.. Vice-President- Steven B.. Secretary- Michael R.. Schneider.. 2006-2007.. President- Steven B.. 2008-2009.. President- Michael R.. Vice-President- Robert J.. Treasurer- James E.. Sharp.. Secretary- Edward R.. Robbins..

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  • Title: PCCJPO By-Laws
    Descriptive info: The Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers.. BY-LAWS.. ARTICLE I Name.. Section 1.. The Name of this organization shall be Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers.. Section 2.. The principal office of the Council shall be in the city of Greensburg, County of Westmoreland, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.. The Council also may have offices at such other places within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as the Executive Board may from time to time decide, or as the business of the Council may require.. ARTICLE II Purposes and Objectives.. To work and cooperate with all existing agencies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to prevent crime among juveniles and to rehabilitate said juveniles alleged or declared delinquent and to promote the social welfare of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.. To help plan and coordinate certain education programs to ensure that Juvenile and Family court personnel and other related professionals become aware of the ways and procedures of the Juvenile Justice System in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.. Section 3.. To provide authoritative and professional expression of the views, policies and positions of the Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers on major issues in juvenile justice and juvenile corrections, such as legislation, trends and developments, treatment standards, as they relate to delinquency.. Section 4.. To increase community understanding of the problems of delinquency and to seek greater support of treatment programs for delinquents and their families.. Section 5.. To encourage whenever possible the utilization of community-based programs as an alternative to institutionalization.. Section 6.. To engage in other educational and research activities designed to upgrade and improve the juvenile justice system in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.. Section 7.. To influence legislation that is in furtherance of the above purposes, provided, however, that the corporation shall not participate or intervene, directly or indirectly, in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office.. Section 8.. To do everything necessary, proper, advisable or convenient for accomplishment of the foregoing general purpose and all the things incidental thereto or connected wherewith that are permitted organizations described in section 501(C) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code and that is not forbidden by an applicable law, these By-Laws or the articles of incorporation.. ARTICLE III Membership.. There shall be two classes of membership in the Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers: a.. Active; b.. Associate.. Active Membership defined: any person employed as a Chief Juvenile Probation Officer or Supervisor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and/or the head of a Juvenile Probation Department, if designated by a different title, may be eligible for active membership by enrolling his name with the Treasurer and paying the required dues.. This class of membership shall conduct the business of the Council and elect officers of the Council; with the qualification that only one vote may be cast from each county represented.. Associate Member defined: any individual interested in the Juvenile Justice System in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania may become entitled to the rights of an associate membership that are:.. a.. Shall have the right to participate in all meetings and programs and serve on Council committees.. b.. Shall receive all publications, printed and other material produced by the Council.. c.. Shall not have the right to vote in the election of officers or business of the Council.. d.. The dues for the associate membership shall be one-half the annual dues of active members.. A retired Chief Juvenile Probation Officer and/or head of a Juvenile Probation Department if designated by a different title may be eligible to become an associate member by enrolling his name with the Treasurer and paying the required dues.. ARTICLE IV Dues.. The Executive Board shall have the power to fix the amount of dues to be paid by various members of the Council and to establish uniform classification for this purpose.. All members shall be notified by the Secretary at the beginning of each calendar year of delinquent dues for the immediate preceding year, and dues for the current year.. Those members who have not paid delinquent dues for the immediate preceding year by the time of the first yearly meeting shall be dropped from the membership rolls and the mailing list for any publications.. Only individual active members who hold a paid membership card for the current year are entitled to vote, within the one vote for county rule.. ARTICLE V Officers.. Officers of the Council must be active members.. The officers of the Council shall consist of the following: a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer.. The term of all officers shall be for two (2) years, or until their successors be elected and installed.. In election years, all officers shall be elected by ballot at the final yearly meeting.. The Treasurer shall be bonded, the expense of which shall be paid by the Council.. ARTICLE VI Executive Board.. The Executive Board shall consist of all elected officers as enumerated in Article V, Section 2, the immediate Past President and the Chairman of the Standing Committees.. The Executive Board as herein constituted as the Board of Directors of this non-profit organization and shall have the authority to establish as many regions as deemed necessary to conduct business of this organization.. A majority of the membership of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum.. All vacancies on the Executive Board will be filled by appointment of the President for the unexpired terms with the approval of the Executive Board.. In the event of the President s resignation, death or removal from office, the Vice President shall automatically assume the office of President for the balance of the predecessor s term.. The duties of the Executive Board shall be:.. To have general charge of the business of the Council between meetings.. To set times and places of all meetings of the Council.. To consider legislation concerning the objectives of the Council with power to approve or disapprove proposed legislation in the name of the organization in the interim between meetings.. To approve the appointment by the President of such Committees as shall be necessary for the work of the Council.. e.. To plan programs for the various meeting of the Council.. f.. To prepare a budget for the Council to be presented at the final yearly meeting.. g.. To authorize payment of all bills and expenses.. ARTICLE VII Meetings.. Regular meetings of the Council shall be convened no less than four times per year at a site in Pennsylvania to be determined by the Executive Board.. Notice of these meetings shall be mailed to all members by the Secretary at least ten (10) days before the meeting.. A majority of the active members of the Council present at any meeting shall constitute a quorum.. Special meetings of the Council may be called by the President upon ten (10) days written notice to the members.. Executive Board Meetings.. There shall be at least one meeting of the Executive Board each year.. The Board shall meet at the time and place designated by the President, however, no more than twelve (12) months may elapse between meetings of the Board.. If there is no more than one meeting a year, it must take place at least thirty (30) days before the final yearly meeting for election ballot and referendum purposes.. ARTICLE VIII Committees.. The President, with the approval of the Executive Board shall appoint the following standing committees, the chairmen of these committees shall be on the Executive Board as enumerated in Article VI, Section 1.. These committees shall serve for two years and each committee shall have at least three (3) members.. In addition, the President, with the approval of the Executive board may appoint such Ad Hoc Committees to the board as deemed necessary in the interests of the Council.. The Chairmen of the Ad Hoc Committees shall become members  ...   required by law, the vote of a majority of the Board s active members present at the time of the vote, if a quorum is present as such time, shall be the act of the Board.. Each Board member shall have one vote, except when a single county has more than one active member on the Board, in which case the one vote for county rule will apply.. The Executive Committee is empowered to use all mail votes or proxy vote duly assigned in situations where there will not be quorum of Executive Board members physically present.. ARTICLE XII Contracts, Loans, Checks and Deposits.. Contracts.. Except as otherwise provided in the By-Laws, the Executive Board my authorize any officer or officers, agent or agents to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name and behalf of the Council and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.. Loans.. No Loans shall be contracted on behalf of the Council without the specified authority of the Executive Board and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.. Checks, Drafts, etc.. All checks, drafts, or other orders for the payments of money, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued in the name of the Council shall be signed by such officers of the Council and in such manner as shall be determined by resolution of the Executive Board.. Deposits.. All funds of the Council not otherwise employed shall be deposited from time to time to the credit of the Council in such banks, trust companies or other depositories as the Executive Board may select.. Donations and Grants.. The Council will accept all federal, state and local government grants and donations from other financial resources for deposit to the Council account.. ARTICLE XIII Parliamentary Authority.. The rules contained in Robert s Rules of Order, Revised shall govern the Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers in all cases not provided for in the By-Laws and in which they are not consistent with the By-Laws of this Council.. ARTICLE XIV Corporate Seal.. The seal of the Council shall be circular in form and bear the name of the Council, the year of its organization and the words, Corporate Seal, PCCJPO.. The seal may be used by causing it to be impressed directly on the instrument or writing to be sealed or upon adhesive substance affixed thereto.. ARTICLE XV Execution of Instruments.. All corporate instruments and documents shall be signed or countersigned, executed, verified or acknowledged by such officer, officers or other person or persons as the Board may from time to time designate.. ARTICLE XVI Fiscal Year.. The fiscal year shall begin the first day of each calendar year unless otherwise changed by the Executive Board.. ARTICLE XVII Reference to Articles of Incorporation.. Reference to the articles of incorporation in these By-Laws shall include all amendments thereto or changes thereof unless specifically excepted.. ARTICLE XVIII Amendments to By-Laws.. Amendments and revisions to these By-Laws shall be proposed by any active member at any membership meeting.. Notice of proposed amendments to the By-Laws to be voted on at any membership meeting must be published in the notice of the meeting which notice shall be mailed at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting.. Amendments must be adopted at any membership meeting and must have at least two-thirds of the vote.. These By-Laws shall not operate retroactively and shall be effective from the date of adoption of these By-Laws.. The tenure of the current officers shall not be construed as applicable to limiting their function as described in Article V.. ARTICLE XIX Association Employees.. Executive Director.. The Executive Board may employ an Executive Director whose duties shall include the day-to-day operation of the Council, the promotion of the objectives of the Council as stated in these By-Laws, and other tasks as may be delegated by the Executive Board.. Other Employees.. The Executive Board may employ additional staff as deemed necessary or upon the recommendation of the Executive Director.. ARTICLE XX Dissolution.. Upon dissolution of the corporation or the winding up of its affairs, the assets of the corporation shall be distributed to one or more organizations organized and operated for the same or similar purposes as the corporation and which organization or organizations qualify as charitable organizations or social welfare organizations within the meaning of Section 501(c) (3) or 501(c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code, respectively, or the corresponding sections of any future federal tax code.. ARTICLE XXI Liability.. Except for responsibility or liability pursuant to any criminal stature, and liability for payment of local, state or Federal taxes, an Officer of this Association shall not be personally liable for an Officer of this Association shall not be personally liable for monetary damages for any action taken, or any failure to take any action, unless the officer has breached (or failed to perform) the duties of his office under 42 Pa C.. #8363 (as in effect from time to time.. This Association shall indemnify any Officer or Director and shall advance expenses, including attorney s fees to any Officer or Director for any action taken or any failure to take any action, whether or not the indemnified liability arises or arose from any threatened, pending or completed action, by or in the right of the Association, and advancement of expenses as to a former Officer or Director.. It shall include indemnification and advancement of expenses as to a former Officer or Director.. It shall also inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors and administrators of such person.. In all cases this shall be applied as broadly as permitted by the Pennsylvania Directors Liability Act.. Act Number 145 of 1986 and by all other applicable acts, all as amended from time to time.. AMENDED AS OF 3 APRIL 2002:.. AMENDED AND RESTATED ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION.. In conformity with Section 5911 of the Nonprofit Corporation Law of 1988, the Articles of Incorporation of the Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers are amended and restated to read as follows:.. 1.. The name of the corporation is Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation.. 2.. The location and post office address of the current registered office the corporation in this Commonwealth is 2490 South Grande Boulevard, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 15601.. 3.. The corporation is incorporated under the Nonprofit Corporation Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the following purposes:.. To promote the social welfare of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency;.. To work with other agencies concerned with juvenile probation services and combating juvenile problems where such services are consistent with the corporation s goal of helping prevent crime among juveniles, and rehabilitating said juveniles declared delinquent through probation or parole services;.. To promote research and staff development in juvenile probation services;.. To influence legislation that is in furtherance of the above purposes, provided, however, that the corporation shall not participate or intervene, directly or indirectly, in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office;.. The corporation does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit, incidental or otherwise.. The corporation is not organized and shall not be operated for profit.. Upon dissolution of the corporation or the winding up of its affairs, the assets of the corporation shall be distributed to one or more organizations organized and operated for the same or similar purposes as the corporation and which organization or organizations qualify as charitable organizations or social welfare organization within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) or 501 (c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code, respectively, or the corresponding sections of any future federal tax code;.. 4.. The term for which the corporation is to exist is perpetual.. 5.. The corporation is organized upon a non-stock basis.. Click here to view the By-Laws of the Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers in.. pdf version..

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  • Title: BARJ
    Descriptive info: Balanced and Restorative Justice.. In January of 1995, Pennsylvania s General Assembly was called into special session to focus exclusively on the issue of crime.. Act 33, which was passed during this session, significantly impacted the Commonwealth s juvenile justice system.. This Act set forth a statutory scheme that excluded designated felonies from the definition of delinquent act and placed them within the original jurisdiction of the criminal court.. More significantly, Act 33 also redefined the very mission of the juvenile justice system itself as follows:.. consistent with the protection of the public interest, to provide for children committing delinquent acts program of supervision, care and rehabilitation which  ...   the Juvenile Act is rooted in the philosophy of balanced and restorative justice, which gives priority to repairing the harm done to crime victims and communities and which defines offender accountability in terms of assuming responsibility for the harm caused by his/her behavior and taking action to repair that harm to the extent possible.. At the foundation of this philosophy is the concept that crime victims and the community, as well as juvenile offenders, should receive balanced attention and gain tangible benefits from their interactions with Pennsylvania s juvenile justice system.. The philosophy of balanced and restorative justice is rooted in the following principles:.. Community Protection.. Accountability.. Competency Development..

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  • Title: Victim Restoration
    Descriptive info: In Pennsylvania, a juvenile who commits a crime harms the victim of the crime and the community, and thereby incurs an obligation to repair that harm to the greatest extent possible.. Guiding Principles.. :.. Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system shall:.. Ensure that the harm to the crime victim and the community is understood and considered by the decision makers throughout the juvenile justice process.. Inform crime victims about their rights, their cases, and the juvenile justice process.. Provide crime victims with access to a wide range of support and services and  ...   of value to crime victims and communities.. Operate the juvenile justice system so that victims of juvenile crime regard the system as responsive, fair and just.. Ensure that juvenile offenders understand that their crimes have consequences.. Hold juvenile offenders accountable for restoration of crime victims and communities to their pre-crime status, to the greatest extent possible.. Ensure that parents and guardians understand the impact of crimes committed by their children.. Require juvenile offenders, their parents and guardians to fulfill legal obligations to crime victims, the community and the juvenile justice system..

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  • Title: Youth Redemption
    Descriptive info: Juvenile offenders have strengths, are capable of change, can earn redemption, and can become responsible and productive members of their communities.. Guiding Principles:.. Pennsylvania s juvenile justice system shall:.. Assess the strengths, needs, interests and skills of juvenile offenders.. Identify or provide resources to build on those strengths, interests and skills and to address those needs.. Engage juvenile offenders in activities that develop measurable competencies designed to enable them to become responsible and productive members of their communities and provide the  ...   juvenile offenders in involving their children in activities that develop measurable competencies and/or which make a positive contribution to the community.. Enlist employers, educators and others to provide juvenile offenders with opportunities for competency development.. Enable juvenile offenders to demonstrate competencies.. Engage juvenile offenders in activities that are of value to crime victims and communities.. Increase opportunities for juvenile offenders to interact with positive adult role models.. Operate a system that accused and adjudicated juvenile offenders regard as responsive, fair and just..

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  • Title: Community Protection
    Descriptive info: The citizens of Pennsylvania have a right to be and feel safe from crime.. Protect the community from known juvenile offenders -- with a particular emphasis on protecting their victims -- through a wide range of prevention, treatment, supervision and control options that correspond to the risks presented by individual juvenile offenders, and which include a continuum of sanctions, incentives and consequences that are developmentally appropriate and best suited to the needs of the offender.. Reduce recidivism by juvenile offenders.. Assist juvenile offenders in developing the  ...   provide opportunities for competency development.. Remove from the community those offenders who pose risks that cannot be managed effectively in a community setting.. Assist parents and guardians of juvenile offenders in setting clear expectations for, and in monitoring the behavior of, their children.. Encourage and support informal systems of social control -- including families, schools, neighborhoods, faith communities and youth-serving organizations -- in setting clear expectations for, and in monitoring the behavior of, children.. Increase feelings of citizen safety and confidence in the juvenile justice system..

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  • Title: Membership
    Descriptive info: The Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers draws its active members from the 67 counties in Pennsylvania.. Active members represent the counties of Pennsylvania.. In addition, supporting memberships are available to anyone who is interested in the activities of the Council..

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  • Title: Membership Criteria
    Descriptive info: Active memberships are available to County juvenile probation departments.. Active members conduct the business of the Council and elect officers of the Council on the basis of one vote per county.. Supporting agency memberships are also available.. Supporting members are juvenile justice agencies and organizations with an interest in the field of juvenile justice..  ...   associated with County probation departments or supporting agencies, but who wish to participate in the business of the Council.. All members have the right to participate in all meetings and programs, receive all materials printed by the Council and serve on council committees, including serving as committee chairpersons if asked by the Council president..

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  • Title: Officers
    Descriptive info: Samuel Miller Jr.. President.. Chief.. 1 Courthouse Square, Carlisle, PA 17013.. Phone: 717-240-6265.. Email:.. smiller@ccpa.. net.. Robert N.. Williams.. Vice President.. 633 Court St.. , Reading, PA 19601.. Phone: 610-478-3200.. rwilliams@countyofberks.. com.. Elizabeth A.. Fritz.. Secretary.. 455 W.. Hamilton St.. , Allentown, PA 18101.. Phone: 610-782-3349.. elizabethfritz@lehighcounty.. Robert J.. Treasurer & Immediate Past President.. 55 E.. Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.. Phone: 215-348-6514.. Fax: 215-348-6472.. rjstanzione@co.. bucks.. pa.. us..

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