Criminal Justice

At Lancaster hospital, Auditor General DePasquale says more investment in mental health necessary to...

On Tuesday, Eugene DePasquale highlighted his top suggestion inside the trauma bay at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital: expand access to mental health services and reduce the stigma.

The controversy over Lt. Gov. Fetterman’s marijuana listening tour, explained

Fetterman's initiative has come under attack this month from Republican lawmakers, who claim the strong show of support for legalization doesn’t reflect what they see in their districts.

In the Pa. House, encouraging steps on criminal justice reform continue | John L....

On criminal justice issues lately, there's been that rarest of all things: a through-line in policymaking; a recognition that action taken in one part of state government has ripple effects in other parts of state government.

‘This legislation is not anti-police’: Pa. House Dems propose package of police reform bills

Democrats in the state House on Tuesday unveiled a quintet of police reform proposals they say will provide for increased oversight and training for law enforcement.

Pa. House committees advance more grand jury recommendations on Catholic clergy abuse

The votes came less than a week after the full chamber gave the OK to a civil window for older sex abuse victims.

Seeking to reduce fraud, new grand jury report calls for fixes to Pa.’s Medicaid...

"We all want to ensure that people get the highest quality care possible," Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, whose office oversaw the grand jury, said during a news conference at his Harrisburg office.

Pa.’s Board of Pardons sees spike in applications after eliminating fees

In the four weeks since Pennsylvania announced it would be free to apply for pardons, the number of ex-offenders asking the state to forgive their crimes has nearly doubled, data from the lieutenant governor’s...

How the Pa. General Assembly is trying to expand rights for crime victims

The House and Senate have approved a dozen victim-centered bills over the last past week, including a few identical versions of the same bill passed by both chambers.

Mayor Peduto should have seen this one coming | Editorial Cartoon

Surprising no one, Pittsburgh's new gun ban has provoked a blizzard of litigation