- The Context
- State of the State
In 2017, there were more than 20 thousand children’s cases brought before Dependency Court. Adjudicating foster care cases is a lengthy process. On average, a child will spend nearly two full years in foster care while their case is determined.
For more than 40 years, life sentences in Pennsylvania have only come one way: without the possibility of parole.
Various proposals are circulating around Harrisburg, including one bill that would allow marijuana consumption by anyone over 21 years old, allow private citizens to grow up to six plants for personal use and create a path toward expunging past criminal convictions.