Cost Concerns May Slow Juvenile Justice Efforts
The optimism of approving legislation proposed last week to alter how Michigan deals with teen offenders is coming up against the harsh realities of its potential costs. The House Committee on Criminal Justice last week took testimony on a package of juvenile justice bills, including a measure to raise the age that teens are tried as adults from 17 to 18. Speakers were overwhelmingly supportive of the proposals, saying they would reduce the number of repeat offenders and provide a corrections system more in tune with the rest of the nation. Read more here.