Youth & Education State Policy
One of the most pressing legislation issues for youth in North Carolina is the Raise the Age Campaign
- North Carolina is one of only two states in the nation that prosecute all 16- and 17-year-olds charged with a crime in the adult criminal justice system, regardless of the severity of their alleged crimes.
- Raise the Age legislation was introduced for the 1st time in spring of 2011. Click here to learn more about the history of this piece of legislation.
- Currently North Carolina's school-to-prison pipeline is even more accelerated than that of other states. Of the more than 30,000 minors in North Carolina’s adult system, 97% are accused of minor crimes.
Why it Matters
- Raising the age to 18 would make stories like that of Jaqwan a thing of the past. Click here to read Jaqwan's Story.
- Raising the age makes good fiscal sense.
- The Juvenile system focuses on rehabilitation and is stricter on youth than the adult system.
Contact Brandy Bynum via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (919) 834-6623 ext 234
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