This morning, Rep. Marilyn Avila (R-Wake) announced the introduction of HB399, the Young Offenders Rehabilitation Act. This legislation would raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction, so that 16- and 17-year-olds who commit misdemeanors are handled in the juvenile system, not the adult criminal justice system. According to Rep. Avila, the lead bill sponsor, ‘raising the age’ is a win for our families, communities, and state finances. Council for Children’s Rights supports Raise the Age legislation. Read more here and encourage your lawmakers to support this bill.
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