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Raise The Age Report

Since 2007, seven out of 14 states that set the age of juvenile court jurisdiction below age 18 have joined the majority of other states by passing reforms to include 16- and/or 17-year-olds in juvenile court. And they have been able to do so without jeopardizing community safety or increasing taxpayer costs. These and other results—as well as efforts to raise the age in the remaining seven states—are detailed in a new report, Raising the Age: Shifting to a Safer and More Effective Juvenile Justice System, released by the Justice Policy Institute and the Campaign for Youth Justice.

Click here to read the executive summary and here to read the full report.