Juvenile Probation

PAePay Online Case Payments

The PAePay Online Case Payments site allows the public to securely make payments on cases and payment plans with outstanding balances in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Common Pleas and Magisterial District courts. Payments are accepted using Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express, and ATM/Debit cards. Read the brochure for more information.

Employment Opportunities

Internship Opportunities

The Juvenile Probation Department is dedicated to providing hands-on non-paid educational internship/practicum experiences to qualified graduate and undergraduate students in the following majors: Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work and other Social Service fields. In order to be accepted into the internship program, applicants must have the ability to be awarded college credit for their successful participation. Initial requests for internship experiences can be emailed to the Department's Internship Coordinator - Probation Officer, Shane McLaughlin. The email should include: school attending, graduate or undergraduate, year in school (junior, senior, etc) is the request for summer or a semester internship, the dates available, when the internship would start and end, the total number of hours needed to satisfy the internship requirements, student contact information (including home and school addresses, email and phone), and the name of the internship program advisor/coordinator. The student should also send a cover letter, a copy of their resume and a completed student internship application.

Internship application deadlines

  • Summer semester - February 15
  • Fall semester - April 15
  • Spring semester - October 15

Internship hour requirements

Summer session - must be able to work 450 hours or at least 10 weeks @ 37.5 hours per week.

Fall/Spring semester - must be able to work part-time with a minimum of 2 full days per week (15 hours) or 20 hours split throughout the week.

Volunteer Opportunities



This program uses a six step decision making model that is offered to youth detained at the Chester County Youth Center for the purpose of empowering them to learn how to set goals and create realistic plans on how to reach them, as well as, to learn the difference between making a decision and reacting. The hope is that this knowledge will positively impact their lives, and in essence, their communities, in the future.

Volunteer working experiences with at-risk youth can be found with Thresholds which holds programs at both the Chester County and Delaware County Youth Centers.  Find more information at http://thresholdsdelco.org/