The Pennsylvania Superior Court has indicated that a distinction exists as to the admissibility of hearsay evidence in a juvenile proceeding. The distinction is based upon whether the hearsay evidence will help or hurt the child.
Farms Appeal, 216 Pa. Super. 445, 268 A.2d 170 (1970).
Criminal Law - Juvenile Court Proceedings - Evidence,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol9/iss4/13