Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Reform Could Shield 18-Year-Olds From Adult Courts

Massachusetts could soon become the first state in the union to raise the age of jurisdiction above 18. The state’s House of Representatives this week, and Senate last month, passed by wide margins different versions of a […]

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Massachusetts Includes 17-Year-Olds in Juvenile System; 10 States Remain That Don’t

Massachusetts’ juvenile justice system will now include 17-year-olds, leaving just 10 states that view older minors as adults. Gov. Deval Patrick (D) signed H. 1432, plainly called “An Act Expanding Juvenile Jurisdiction, yesterday. “We are […]