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Juvenile Justice Reform

Support comprehensive reform of the Juvenile justice system, increasing the age of adult criminal responsibility from 17 to 18, and policies that reduce the school-to-prison pipeline.

Bills to Watch

HB 344 - Filed on November 13, 2018.
HB 658 - Filed on January 7, 2019.

BACKGROUND

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1The Campaign for Youth Justice, Jailing Juveniles: The Dangers of Incarcerating Youth in Adult Jails in
America 10 (2007).
2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Effects on Violence of Laws and Policies Facilitating the Transfer of Youth from the Juvenile to the Adult Justice System: A Report on Recommendations of the Task Force on Community Preventive Services, MMWR 56, No. RR-9 (2007).