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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 03-2144



Guideline for Juvenile Placement Visits Outside Reasonable Travel Time; No. 120 MI 03

[33 Pa.B. 5513]

Administrative Order 19--2003

   And Now, this 24th day of October, 2003, in order to provide uniformity in juvenile placement visitations and ensure effective and efficient use of judicial resources, it is hereby

   Ordered and Decreed that, effective immediately, the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas hereby Adopts the following guidelines for visiting juveniles in placements outside reasonable traveling destinations:

   1.  Any juvenile placement review visit requiring more than three (3) hours travel time will be conducted by telephone by the probation officer assigned to the case.

   2.  The probation officer will complete the monthly progress report used for the placement review by telephone. See Exhibit ''A.''

   The Carbon County District Court Administrator is Ordered and Directed to do the following:

   1.  File seven (7) certified copies of this Administrative Order with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

   2.  File two (2) certified copies and one (1) diskette with the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   3.  File one (1) certified copy with the Pennsylvania Juvenile Procedural Rules Committee.

   4.  Forward one (1) copy for publication in the Carbon County Law Journal.

   5.  Forward one (1) copy to the Carbon County Law Library.

   6.  Keep continuously available for public inspection copies of the Order in the Juvenile Court Office.

By the Court

President Judge


Name: ______ PO: __________

Judge: ______

Placement: ______ Start Date: __________

Anticipated length of placement: ______ Placement Review Date: __________

Reason for Placement visit: __________


Date of Phone Contact:   Placement Staff: __________
Individual: __________
Family: __________

Goals/Progress/Adjustment of Placement:

____Recently placed. Too early to tell if progress has been made.
____Adjustment to placement is good __ fair__ poor __ .
____Progress on goals is noted. Staff indicated he/she is doing well with counseling and responsibility.
____Staff indicated he/she is doing well with Staff Intervention and he/she is responding to staff input.
____Participation in school is adequate. Grades are good.
____Home visit made since last report. Parent indicates it went positively.
____Parent involvement has been adequate. ____ Parent visit to facility made on: ______
____Other: __________
____Potential for early release--Explain __________
Date Released: ______
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 03-2144. Filed for public inspection November 7, 2003, 9:00 a.m.]

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