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Governor Tom Wolf speaking at the 2019-20 budget address.

Gov. Wolf Announces Juvenile Justice Task Force Members

Governor Tom Wolf announced the members of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force. The bipartisan and interbranch Task Force, launched last month by Gov. Wolf and legislative leaders and justices, will deliver a report with data-driven findings and policy recommendations to strengthen Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system to leaders by Nov. 30. “The members of the…

Governor Wolf signs two bills

Gov. Wolf Signs Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reinvestment Initiative Bills

Governor Tom Wolf, surrounded by legislators and criminal justice advocates, today signed two Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI 2) bills, hailing them as yet another successful bipartisan effort to make the state’s justice system fairer while keeping communities safe. “I am here today to recognize the passage of the second part of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative,…

Governor Wolf shakes hands with Attorney General Josh Shapiro

AG Shapiro, Gov. Wolf: 80% Receivers Are Firearms

Amidst a gun violence epidemic, Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Gov. Tom Wolf today outlined a new legal opinion from the Attorney General’s Office addressing the classification of “80% receivers,” which are most commonly used to make unserialized “ghost guns.” The opinion clarifies that, under the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act, these receivers are properly classified…

Governor Wolf speaks in the Rotunda.

Gov. Wolf, National Advocates Push for a Fairer Probation System

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Deputy Secretary of Corrections Christian Stephens and national criminal justice reform advocates today in the Capitol Rotunda to push for commonsense probation reforms that address probation sentences and probation lengths. “Despite recent progress, Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system is still failing in some areas,” Gov. Wolf said.…

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