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State Trends: Legislative Victories from 2011-2013

Published Oct 10, 2013, Campaign for Youth Justice

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Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System

Over the past eight years, 23 states have enacted 40 pieces of legislation to reduce the prosecution of youth in adult criminal courts and end the placement of youth in adult jails and prisons. In 2013 alone, several states moved toward reducing the pros­ecution of youth in adult court and removing children from adult jails and prisons.

This report highlights the key pieces of legislation enacted be­tween 2011 and 2013.

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Categories: Jurisdictional boundaries

Tags: CFYJ, juvenile jurisdiction, Raise the Age

Uploaded Oct 11, 2013

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