wcnc.com (19.06.2017): North Carolina becomes last state to ‚raise the age‘, won’t try 16-year-olds as adults

RALEIGH, N.C.. Most 16- and 17-year-olds charged with crimes in North Carolina will no longer be treated as adults in the criminal justice system under the budget announced Monday by the North Carolina General Assembly.

According to the presser legislators held regarding the state budget, North Carolina will raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction to 18 for those charged with misdemeanors and some low-level felonies.

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