Illinois and New Jersey both enact legislation to narrow transfer to criminal court provisions during 2015

During an era of substantial juvenile justice reform, state legislatures tend to tweak existing transfer provisions by changing age and offense criteria rather than eliminating automatic processes or discretionary provisions on more serious offenses.

During the summer of 2015  Illinois rolls back automatic transfer provisions in a manner that is predicted to impact youth of color living in urban areas and  New Jersey tweaks waiver provisions by increasing age threshold requirements for certain offenses. 

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