The JJGPS team updates age boundaries of delinquency

The Juvenile Justice GPS team has updated the comparative statute data on Age Boundaries of Delinquency. The topic contrasts upper age of delinquency jurisdiction (sometimes called the age of criminal responsibility in the context of criminal court jurisdiction); the lower age of delinquency jurisdiction; and the concept of extended age of jurisdiction (or how long the juvenile justice system can retain jurisdiction subsequent to a adjudication).

State legislatures in Louisiana and South Carolina each enacted upper age reforms in 2016. However, these reforms will not be in full effect for some years to come, and the Juvenile Justice GPS displays are based on the current implementation landscape rather in contrast to legislative enactments being passed.

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