Mission: We are committed to Public Safety, Justice for Victims, the Reparation of the Community, and Accountability and Personal Development of Offenders with Respectful Treatment for All Involved.

The Berks County Juvenile Probation Office is an arm of the Juvenile Court of the 23rd Judicial District of Pennsylvania. The majority of referrals are received from the police departments charging youth, ages 10-17, with delinquent acts. The Juvenile Probation Office is responsible for holding offenders accountable by monitoring and enforcing Court orders and probation plans. At any given time, on average, the Juvenile Probation Office supervises approximately 1200 youth, countywide. Probation officers are assigned to each school district in the County and serve not only as the liaison for each school in the district, but in the corresponding communities as well. The Berks County Juvenile Probation Office offers a wide range of programs and services for delinquent youth.

The current PA Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy is evidence of the mindset of system reflection and improvement and an emphasis on capacity building. The principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) remain key, with the Enhancement Strategy supporting the achievement of the BARJ goals. Critical to these efforts is the use of evidence-based practices (EBP), data analysis and an ongoing focus on improving the quality of decisions, services and programs.

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Contact Information
Berks County Juvenile Probation
633 Court Street
10th Floor, Services Center 
Reading, PA  19601
610-478-3200 (Daytime)
610-478-3200 (After Hours--Non-Emergency)
610-655-4921 (After Hours--Emergency)
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


A mural painted by youth from the Police Athletic League of the Olivets Boys & Girls Club depicts the portaits of two Reading Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty. Click mural for larger image.