IN RE: ORDER AMENDING RULE 191 OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RULES OF JUVENILE COURT PROCEDURE
NOW, this 1st day of October, 2019, upon
the recommendation of the Juvenile Court Procedural Rules
Committee, the proposal having been published for public
comment at 49 Pa.B. 1897 (April 20, 2019):
Ordered pursuant to Article V, Section 10 of the Constitution
of Pennsylvania that Pennsylvania Rule of Juvenile Court
Procedure 191 is amended in the attached form.
Order shall be processed in accordance with Pa.R.J.A. No.
103(b), and shall be effective on January 1, 2020.
to the rule are shown in bold and are underlined.
from the rule are shown in bold and brackets.
191. JUVENILE COURT HEARING OFFICER'S FINDINGS AND
RECOMMENDATION TO THE JUDGE
Announcement of Findings and Recommendation. At the
conclusion of the hearing, the juvenile court hearing officer
shall announce in open court on the record, the juvenile
court hearing officer's findings and recommendation to
Delinquency Recommendation. If a
recommendation includes an adjudication of delinquency:
1) the juvenile shall be advised of the right to challenge
the recommendation pursuant to Rule 192, as set forth in
paragraph (E); and
2) a colloquy and inquiry of post-dispositional rights shall
be conducted pursuant to Rule 512(C).
Submission of Papers and Contents of Recommendation.
Within one business
day, the juvenile court hearing officer shall submit a
summary of the recommendation to the juvenile court judge. If
requested, a copy of the summary shall be given to the
juvenile's attorney, the juvenile, if unrepresented, the
attorney for the Commonwealth, and the juvenile probation
officer. The summary shall specifically state a
recommendation to the judge.
D.Judicial Action. The judge ...