Judge McCoy to Chair Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee
On January 14, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court appointed Judge Joy Reynolds McCoy as Chair of the Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee, commencing February 1, 2020. She will assume the position currently held by Judge Jennifer Sletvold.
Judge McCoy was first appointed to the Committee September 1, 2015, was reappointed in 2018, and has served continuously since then.
Judge McCoy will lead 14 judge and lawyer members of the Committee, which advises the Supreme Court on matters relating to the procedural rules governing actions for juvenile delinquency and dependency courts. The primary goal of the committee is to simplify juvenile delinquency and dependency law practice by recommending new rules or amendments to existing procedural rules. The committee reviews legislation and monitors court decisions to ensure that the rules conform to developments in the law as well as to the realities of juvenile law practice. The committee strives to promote statewide uniformity of practice, to streamline procedures and to encourage the prompt disposition of juvenile matters.