Scarlet Neath
Communications Department



May 16 2016

This article comparing efforts to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction to 18 to those working to reduce barriers to employment for those with criminal records cites Vera's cost-benefit analysis of raising the age in North Carolina. The analysis found that raising the age in North Carolina, one of two states that automatically tries 16-year-olds as adults, would result in short-term costs and long-term cost savings to taxpayers.