Types of Juvenile Offenses in Pennsylvania

Juvenile Law Center,

This fact sheet answers questions like:

  • What is a delinquent act?
  • What happens to juveniles accused of a delinquent act?
  • What is a summary offense?
  • When does a juvenile end up in the adult system?
  • Is there a way to get an adult case back to juvenile court?
  • If a case stays in adult court, what happens?