States Prosecute Fewer Teens in Adult Courts
March 6, 2011 | From the field | Juvenile Justice

According to The New York Times, "a consensus is emerging" that youth offenders are often mishandled by the court system for adults.  This story cites research by the Vera Institute for Justice, a MacArthur grantee, that finds transferring 16- and 17-year olds out of North Carolina's adult system would generate significant savings.

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