Courts http://wesa.fm en Solving Problems for Pennsylvania's Problem-Solving Courts http://wesa.fm/post/solving-problems-pennsylvanias-problem-solving-courts <p>The Pennsylvania Judiciary has launched a new statewide computer system that will record performance data in problem-solving courts.&nbsp;</p><p>The “Problem-Solving Adult and Juvenile Courts Information System,” or PAJCIS, will allow the commonwealth’s 95 problem-solving courts, which cover topics such as drugs, DUI, veterans and mental health, better manage and review program costs and efficiency.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:12:47 +0000 Emily Farah 13535 at http://wesa.fm Report: PA Courts Plagued by Funding Shortfalls, Misperceptions http://wesa.fm/post/report-pa-courts-plagued-funding-shortfalls-misperceptions <p>The annual state Supreme Court’s <a href="http://www.pacourts.us/assets/files/setting-798/file-2670.pdf?cb=8818c8">State of the Commonwealth Courts </a>report finds the two biggest issues facing Pennsylvania’s court system are financial shortfalls and misperceptions about the system.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 17:17:34 +0000 Deanna Garcia 9335 at http://wesa.fm Report: PA Courts Plagued by Funding Shortfalls, Misperceptions Greensburg 6 Ringleader Sentenced to Death http://wesa.fm/post/greensburg-6-ringleader-sentenced-death <div class="field-item even"><p>A Greensburg man who prosecutors say orchestrated the group torture and murder of a mentally disabled woman three years ago in Greensburg was sentenced to death&nbsp;Thursday.</p><p>Ricky Smyrnes, 26, organized five others in holding 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty captive in a dingy apartment for more than two days as she was tormented, humiliated and finally killed by people she initially believed were her friends, prosecutors&nbsp;say.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 1944 at http://wesa.fm