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Committee Proposes Reforms For Youth Who End Up In Criminal Justice System

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The state’s Juvenile Justice Policy and Oversight Committee overwhelmingly authorised a strategic strategy for the following a few several years that includes cutting down incarceration for youth, addressing racial disparities and setting age boundaries on kids who can enter the court system.

The committee designed up of legislators and stakeholders included in youth and criminal justice challenges will in the subsequent couple months commence to variety their 2022 legislative agenda which will most likely include eliminating youth below the age of 18 held on grownup expenses from the state’s prisons, increasing the age that a boy or girl can be arrested from 10 to 12 and necessitating towns and law enforcement to seek the support of youth and juvenile overview boards when working with very low-chance young ones.

The overall plan, which acts as a highway map for foreseeable future reforms of the juvenile justice method, and the recommendations for the 2022 legislative agenda come at a time when Republicans have been criss-crossing the point out to drum up assistance for a harder stance on crimes fully commited by teens.