• Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency

Juvenile Court Best Answer for 17-Year-Olds

One policy reform that I have consistently advocated for is ensuring that youth who commit a crime are treated differently than adult offenders. That’s why I support the proposed legislation to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18. The Legislature is now considering such a move. And along with this important change in the age I hope there is some consideration of a funding reallocation so that counties that supervise and service juveniles in their system receive funds necessary to cover the expense of 17-year-old offenders inasmuch as these costs are currently born by the state. Read more here.

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