Category: raise the age

Greene, Lenoir Counties Working with Courts to Keep Kids out of Jail

The Daily Reflector By Daily Reflector Staff Reducing law enforcement involvement in misconduct at school is one way leaders in Greene and Lenoir counties are trying to keep kids in school and out of court. Judges serving those communities were joined by law enforcement officers and school leaders on Friday to launch the School-Justice Partnership …

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Governor Cuomo Unveils 22nd Proposal of 2018 State of the State: Restoring Fairness in New York’s Criminal Justice System

Office of the Governor On January 3rd, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 22nd proposal of his 2018 State of the State agenda – a sweeping, five-pronged reform package to overhaul the State’s criminal justice system. This comprehensive package—the most progressive set of reforms in the nation—will guarantee fairness for the accused by reshaping New …

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Raise the Age Summit Sheds Light on Michigan’s Tough Juvenile Justice Laws

WLNS By Alexandra Ilitch Michigan is one of five states that automatically allows 17 year-olds to be tried and sentenced as adults. An effort, called Raise The Age in Michigan is working to showcase some of the pitfalls of that system and details why it says 17 year-old offenders should be tried as minors. Being …

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Missouri Lawmakers Renew Push to Try 17-Year-Olds in Juvenile Court

St. Louis Post-Dispatch By Celeste Bott A proposal to raise the age at which young offenders can be tried in Missouri’s adult court system to 18 is garnering bipartisan support, but juvenile officers want to be sure the state can pay for what many acknowledge would be a positive change. While 17-year-olds can’t vote, buy …

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