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Fast Action: PROPONENT of HB2404 to Raise the Age of Juvenile Court to 18 for All Offenses

Mar 11, 2013 | by admin

√ CHECK. WE DID THIS! Please help raise the age of juvenile court to 18 for all offenses. Youth age 17 should be tried in juvenile courts. They need and deserve the mental health, drug treatment, and community-­based services available to youth in the criminal legal system.

√ CHECK. WE DID THIS!   PLEASE SIGN YOURSELF AS AN PROPONENT BY WEDS, MARCH 13 at 8:00AM

You no longer have to go to Springfield to support great bills. Fill out this simple form to support this bill in committee. You must mark every field. Even if you are an individual, you still must fill out section II. If you do not represent an organization, say Not Applicable.

Support HB2404 to raise the age of juvenile court to 18 for all offenses.

Youth age 17 should be tried in juvenile court for both misdemeanor and felony offenses. The age of majority for most legal matters is 18. The benefits of juvenile court jurisdiction, including mental health services, drug treatment, and community-­based services under the Balanced and Restorative Justice approach to juvenile justice should be available to all 17-year olds.