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Welcome to Juvenile Services

  The Juvenile Services Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Beaver County is a department which serves three primary functions: (1) to adjudicate criminal cases involving offenders under the age of 18; (2) to resolve cases involving children deemed to be dependent; and (3) to serve as the center for all custody pre-trial mediation and conciliation conferences.

The Juvenile Services Division is located on the first floor of the Beaver County Courthouse, after having been situated in Brighton Township for many years.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Juvenile Services Division is to protect the public from juvenile delinquency, impose accountability for offenses committed, provide treatment in line with each offender’s individual needs, and equip offenders with the required competencies to enable them to live productively and responsibly in the community.

In so doing, we keep families intact whenever possible, promote justice in all juvenile matters, manage our resources effectively and promote the professional development of our employees.

In all of our efforts, every human being touched by this agency, its people or its work will be treated with the utmost dignity and respect at all times.

Juvenile Division Judge

Hon. Mitchell P. Shahen

Judge Mitchell P. Shahen presides over dependency and delinquency cases. He also serves as the Administrative Judge of the Juvenile Justice System in Beaver County.

Juvenile Masters

Tiffany York, Esq.

The role of the Juvenile Master is to preside over dependency, delinquency and detention hearings as well as provide written findings and recommendations for the disposition of cases to the Court of Common Pleas.