N.C. Politicians Again Fail to Raise the Age

Just received the very disappointing news that the North Carolina bill to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction from 16 to 18 has again failed to progress in the General Assembly.  Heartbreaking for the children of this state.  And shameful that our legislators will not make this issue a priority when it makes so much sense from both a fiscal and public safety perspective.  Many thanks, however, to Rep. Marilyn Avila (R-Wake) who has been a key proponent of the bill.

For background on the issue, please read this earlier post.

For a full account of the history to raise the age of juvenile court jurisdiction in North Carolina, download this law review article (for free).

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2 Responses to N.C. Politicians Again Fail to Raise the Age

  1. Eric Zogry says:

    Looks like it’s in for a (fourth) study in http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2011/Bills/Senate/HTML/S626v3.html. Hope springs eternal, yet sometimes in dribbles.

  2. tbirckhe says:

    Thanks for the link, Eric. I have a feeling that the study on the economic impact of ferry tolls has a better chance of resulting in meaningful change. And so it goes….