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FREE Webinar: The Changing Landscape of Age of Criminal Responsibility Policies in the U.S. and the Steps States are Taking To Prepare for and Implement Policy Changes - September 19 at 1 PM

Since 2016, five states have successfully passed legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility, leaving only four states with an age of criminal responsibility set at younger than 18 years of age. In this webinar, participants will…
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Raising Age to 23: It Works for the Dutch - The Crime Report

In 2014, the Netherlands passed legislation allowing youths under the age of 23 to be tried in juvenile court. Result so far indicate that the change resulted in more leniency for 16- and 17-year-olds. Read more.
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FREE Webinar: Does Keeping Youth Close to Home Really Matter? A Case Study

It is the best and worst of times for youth justice reforms nationally with sharp declines in both youth incarceration and youth crime nationally, while the U.S. still maintains uniquely high rates of youth incarceration by international standards.…
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Raise the Age: The Past, Present and Future of Moving Youth Away from Adult Courts - The Sentencing Project

Over the past 10 years, eight states have vastly expanded the number of youth covered by their state’s juvenile justice systems by raising the age of criminal responsibility. Soon, only five states will routinely expose 17-year-olds to the…
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FREE Webinar: Raise the Age: The Past, Present and Future of Moving Youth Away from Adult Courts - November 15 at 1 PM

Over the past 10 years, eight states have vastly expanded the number of youth covered by their state’s juvenile justice systems by raising the age of criminal responsibility. Soon, only five states will routinely expose 17-year-olds to the…
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Raise the Age

By Sarah Krantz, Esq.   According to the Campaign for Youth Justice, 250,000 youth are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults each year in the United States.[1] While charging youths under the age of 18 may seem counterintuitive,…