The Women's Resource Center of Scranton provides a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, legal support, and information for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties.North Penn Legal Services offers free online information about legal issues including child support, custody, family law, consumer, housing discrimination, landlord-tenant, employment, and more.An intervention program for batterers is also available.View information about the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas compulsory arbitration program in the Civil and Family Divisions, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. View information about pretrial diversion programs in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Division, including the Alcohol Highway Safety Program and the ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition) Probation Program.Links to individual programs are on the right side of the page.
Search the official Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by keyword or citation, or browse by table of contents.These are specialized divisions of Courts of Common Pleas that can set up treatment and supervision in lieu of incarceration for some non-violent offenders with substance abuse and mental health problems.Scroll down the page for links to each type of Problem Solving Court; information includes maps of court locations for each type of court, a list of program coordinators by county, and a list of all courts by type.It also offers links to legal resources including monthly "Legal Briefs" on a variety of topics, definitions, monthly legal tips, and information about fee disputes.
Click the Free Brochures, Legal Resources, Programs, and ACBA Websites menu items at the top of the page.
The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office offers information about criminal procedure; domestic violence including internet safety, protection from abuse, and shelter locations; and programs and services including Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition for DUI offenders, restitution, victims' rights, Phoenix Docket plea deals, victims' compensation, and witness protection.