• Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency

Juvenile Justice Bills Would Limit Kids in Adult Prisons

A broad, bipartisan coalition of legislators came together on Tuesday to offer a package of bills that would treat juvenile offenders more like juveniles rather than adults.

The bills, which received a first hearing in the House Criminal Justice committee Tuesday, would raise the age to be eligible for juvenile status from 17 to 18 and make it more difficult to automatically waive juveniles into adult court, except in the most serious violent crimes like murder and rape. Read more about this here.

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