On December 1, 2019, North Carolina Raise the Age legislation will take effect; that means that 16- and 17-year-olds will no longer automatically be treated as adults when accused of a crime. A great deal has changed since the 2017 legislation was ratified and many myths persist about what raise the age will look like in practice.
We’re here to help! The 2019 Raise the Age supplement in our Juvenile Justice publication series offers information about process, funding, and opportunities. It also provides clarity to help bust those myths!