The checklist was developed by the Juvenile Defender Association of Pennsylvania (JDAP) and the MacArthur Foundation Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network to help to explain many of the consequences of being arrested as a juvenile in Pennsylvania.
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The purpose of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist is to provide:
Juvenile Justice Professionals; and
Youth & Their Families
With the most up to date information available on the short term and long term consequences of juvenile adjudications of delinquency.
It is the responsibility of defense attorneys to explain to clients and their families the consequences of delinquency adjudications prior to proceeding with consent decrees, adjudicatory hearings or admissions colloquies.