Monday, February 21, 2011

charged as adult

Loganville Man Charged in Rape of Teen Girl

Did you know that in Georgia any person over the age of seventeen is treated as an adult?

In early 2004, the Juvenile Law Committee (JLC) began a project to revise the now forty year old Georgia Juvenile Code. One of JLC's goals is to increase the juvenile age to eighteen in Georgia. Advocates say this could be more costly now, but it would result in savings when more young offenders get proper services and stay out of adult prison. Opponents say this change is not necessary and too costly when the state is already challenged with budget issues.

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