raise the age
July 28, 2017 -
Since 2010, the number of children under the age of 18 in U.S. jails, prisons and juvenile facilities has plummeted due to reforms like "raise the age" legislation. But the U.S. still remains a world leader in the number of children it puts behind bars — and the South leads the nation.
July 14, 2017 -
When the North Carolina legislature passed its so-called "raise the age" law last month, it became the last state to stop automatically treating 16- and 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system. But some still will be, and that puts them at risk of serious harm.
June 13, 2017 -
Measures for Justice, a nonprofit that gauges the performance of criminal justice systems at the county level, has released data for six states including Florida and North Carolina. The effort shows how criminal justice is being carried out locally and where change is needed.
April 21, 2017 -
When New York passed "Raise the Age" legislation last week, North Carolina became the only state that automatically prosecutes 16- and-17-year-olds as adults. The N.C. legislature is now considering similar legislation to end the state's outlier status when it comes to youth justice.