Youth Aid Panels handle cases involving juveniles between the ages of 10-17 who have committed an offense within the municipality or municipalities covered by a Panel.

Youth Aid Panels may handle eligible cases involving youth who live in a nearby Pennsylvania county as long as transportation issues do not hinder the youth’s successful involvement with the Panel. Other counties, including Montgomery and Delaware Counties, have Youth Aid Panels, which may be able to handle a case that is closer to a youth’s hometown. 

In most instances, Youth Aid Panels are prohibited from handling cases involving a juvenile from another state.