Featured image for article

We’re The Outlier in Juvenile Justice, and That Could Change Soon

We're expecting a serious discussion about juvenile justice reform at the General Assembly Wednesday. Why?

We’re expecting a serious discussion about juvenile justice reform at the General Assembly Wednesday. Why? Because in 44 states and the District of Columbia, the age at which young offenders age out of the juvenile justice system is now 18. In five states, it is 17. That leaves North Carolina as the only state that still treats all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults for criminal justice purposes.

Find out more here about the options being considered.

 

Donna Martinez / VP of Marketing and Communications

Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...

Reader Comments