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Commission's 2016 Annual Report

The Commission on Sentencing is pleased to announce the release of its 2016 Annual Report. The Report is available on-line for viewing, downloading, or printing.

The Annual Report not only highlights the work of the Commission during the 2016 calendar year, it includes numerous data tables that practitioners and policy makers find useful.

Fall Seminar Schedule Available

The Commission on Sentencing is pleased to announce the Fall 2016 Sentencing Seminars.  These seminars are offered free of charge; however, pre-registration is required.

Register online.  See the brochure for more information.

Sentencing Guidelines and Sentencing in Pennsylvania.  CLE credits (6) are pending.

  • October 16, 2017.  9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,  Greensburg (note reduced lunch break time)
  • October 19, 2017.  8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Mercer
  • November 8, 2017.    8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Scranton
  • November 16, 2017.  8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.,   Harrisburg


Sentencing Updates.  CLE credits (2) are pending.

  • October 5, 2017.  1:00-3:15 p.m., Bedford
  • November 3, 2017.  10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Villanova
  • December 14, 2017. 1:00-3:15 p.m., State College
  • November 21, 2017. 1:00-3:15 p.m., Williamsport

Commission Adopts Amendment 4 to 7th Edition Sentencing Guidelines

On June 1, 2017, the Commission on Sentencing adopted 7th Edition Amendment 4 Sentencing Guidelines.  The Amendment is published in the September 2, 2017 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.  Unless rejected by concurrent resolution of the General Assembly, Amendment 4 apply to all offenses occurring on or after January 1, 2018.

Next Quarterly Commission Meeting: December 7, 2017

The next quarterly Commission meeting will be held on December 7, 2017, beginning at 11:00 a.m.; a policy meeting precedes the quarterly meeting, beginning at 9:00 a.m., and the quarterly Commission meeting begins at 11:00 a.m.  Both meetings are open to the public and will be  held at the Pennsylvania Judicial Center, 601 Commonwealth Avenue; Harrisburg, PA.

If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Dittman at 814-863-2797 or

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