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New Report Highlights Raising the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction

March 16, 2017

Raise the Age

The Justice Policy Institute has released "Raising the Age: Shifting to a safer and more effective juvenile justice system." This report highlights the experiences of states that have raised the age of criminal responsibility from 16 or 17 years of age to 18 years of age. The report shows how states implemented "raise the age" laws, reallocated resources to serve more youth in cost-effective ways, improved public safety, and cut the number of youth in the adult system by about half.


View and download the report.

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