The Pennsylvania Dependency Benchbook is a comprehensive reference guide designed to assist family court judges and child dependency practitioners in the process of helping abused and neglected children and their families. The Benchbook was written by Pennsylvania judges for Pennsylvania judges.
The document is a comprehensive resource that combines Pennsylvania law, organized pragmatically to allow quick and efficient use, with a series of state and national best practices that will provide judges and practitioners, from the least to most experienced, with the best possible information to support children and families safely.
To purchase a hardcopy of the Bench Book, please submit a Bench Book Request form and a check payable to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, in the amount of $42.50. Mail the request form and the check to the Office of Children & Families in the Courts, 601 Commonwealth Avenue, P.O. Box 61260, Harrisburg, PA 17106-1260.