As the only nonpartisan, nonprofit dedicated exclusively to supporting Pennsylvania’s judicial system, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts thanks Attorney General Josh Shapiro for his inspiring recent support of problem solving courts.
The intersection of humanity, sociology and the practice of meting out justice is often a messy one, with many nonviolent offenders pushed into a system based on punishment, not practicality. According to the most recent data, the most common types of problem-solving courts were drug courts (44 percent), followed by mental health courts.
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