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Praise For State’s New “Raise The Age” Law

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — Youth criminal justice advocates are giving North Carolina credit for changes in how it handles 16 and 17 year olds in the court system. Marcy Mistrett, CEO with the Campaign for Youth Justice says North Carolina and New York are the last states to no longer automatically treat teens at those ages as adults for all crimes. The change applies to most crimes, with the exception of the most serious criminal acts.

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