Judiciary Committee Senator Lisa Baker, Chair

Public Hearing on Juvenile Justice Reforms

Senate Judiciary Committee

Monday, May 23, 2022 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

North Office Building, Hearing Room #1


Public Hearing on Juvenile Justice Reforms


10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks

Senator Lisa Baker, Chair

Senator Steve Santarsiero, Democratic Chair

10:15 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.Panel 1 – Juvenile Justice Task Force Members 

  • Jim Anderson, Executive Director (Retired), Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges’ CommissionTestimony
  • Jon Rubin, Deputy Secretary, Department of Human Services, Office of Children Youth and Families – Testimony
  • Rick Steele, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Juvenile Courts Judges’ Commission – Testimony
  • The Honorable David Workman, Judge, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas
    • Vice Chair, Pennsylvania Juvenile Courts Judges’ Commission

10:40 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.Panel 2 – District Attorneys and Defenders 

  • Meghan Black, Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County – Testimony
  • Keisha Hudson, Chief Defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia – Testimony
  • Sara Jacobson, Executive Director, Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania – Testimony
  • The Honorable Jack Stollsteimer, District Attorney, Delaware CountyTestimony

11:05 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Panel 3 – Juvenile Probation Officers Representatives 

  • Russell Carlino, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Allegheny County –Testimony
    • Member, Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force
  • Chadwick Libby, Director of Probation Services, Dauphin County –Testimony
    • President, Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Panel 4 – Victim Advocate/Providers/Juveniles 

  • Suzanne Estrella, Commonwealth Victim Advocate –Testimony
  • Jeff Fleischer, CEO, Youth Advocate Program –Testimony
  • Aiden Myers, Juvenile Advocate
  • Hillary Transue, Juvenile AdvocateTestimony

12:00 p.m. – Closing Remarks and Adjournment 

Additional Written Testimony Submitted By:

  • American Conservative Union – Testimony
  • Attorney Al Flora, Jr.Testimony
  • Community Legal Services of Philadelphia –Testimony
  • Juvenile Law Center – Testimony
  • Juvenile Law Center’s Advocates for Youth Justice – Testimony
  • Luzerne County Public Defender’s Office –  Testimony
  • PA NewsMedia Association – Testimony
  • R Street Institute – Testimony
  • Robert Williams – Testimony
  • Urban League of Philadelphia – Testimony
  • Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project, My LeTestimony
  • Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project –Testimony
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