The Last Two Battlegrounds to Raise the Age: New York and North Carolina

Posted by Sarah Johansson, MST-SA Supervisor

Feb 16, 2017 8:28:00 AM

Only two states remain that automatically charge 16-year-olds as adults

The need to raise the age of criminal responsibility has been written about here more than once. (Charging Juvenile Offenders as Adults parts one and two being two examples). Progress has been made, but our fight is not over. There are still two states left that prosecute and place children in the adult criminal-justice system—North Carolina and New York. 

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