IN RE: ORDER AMENDING RULES 170 AND 173 OF THE RULES OF JUVENILE COURT PROCEDURE
SUPREME COURT RULES DOCKET
AND NOW, this 12TH day of February, 2015, upon the recommendation of the Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee, the proposal having been submitted without publication pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(a)(3):
IT IS ORDERED pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania that the modifications to Rules 170 and 173 of the Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure are approved in the attached form.
This ORDER shall be processed in accordance with Pa.R.J.A. No. 103(b), and shall be effective immediately.
Madame Justice Todd dissents.
RULE 170. MOTION TO EXPUNGE OR DESTROY RECORDS
The new procedures instituted with the changes of 2014[-] require one procedure for expunging or destroying records, fingerprints, and photographs. One order will go to the appropriate agencies and departments as required by Rule 172 and will help those agencies become more efficient in the manner in which items are destroyed or expunged.
Amended February 12, 2015, effective immediately.
RULE 173. RETENTION OF SPECIFIC INFORMATION FROM JUVENILE RECORDS
D. Statistical and research purposes. The juvenile probation office, the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission, and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts may maintain the following information in a separate ...