Is 17 too young to treat...

Is 17 too young to treat Michigan Children like adults in court? "Michigan does not allow 17-year-olds to drop out of school, serve on a jury, vote in elections, live independently from their parent or guardian, purchase fireworks or rent a hotel room. However, the state does require all 17-year-olds to be charged as adults if arrested for any offense." Check out this interesting article that discusses the raise the age debate in Michigan. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2018/04/22/juveniles-justice-system-care-cost-kelley-michigan-legislation/34147439/

Justice System Reform Steps

Michigan youth in the juvenile justice system don’t have the luxury of time. 

https://www.bridgemi.com/guest-commentary/michigan-youth-juvenile-justice-system-dont-have-luxury-time

This article lays out the necessary steps that need to be taken to update and reform the juvenile justice system. It also lays out who is responsible for the change within the state. Are these 6 steps enough for complete reform? - 

Racial Disparity

When it comes to the question of crimina justice, I think the topic of race must be considered.

According to the Department of Justice, black youth in this country are five times more likely to be detained or committed compared to white youth. This is startling in itself. 

Is 17 too young to treat...

Is 17 too young to treat Michigan Children like adults in court? "Michigan does not allow 17-year-olds to drop out of school, serve on a jury, vote in elections, live independently from their parent or guardian, purchase fireworks or rent a hotel room. However, the state does require all 17-year-olds to be charged as adults if arrested for any offense." Check out this interesting article that discusses the raise the age debate in Michigan. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2018/04/22/juveniles-justice-system-care-cost-kelley-michigan-legislation/34147439/

Justice System Reform Steps

Michigan youth in the juvenile justice system don’t have the luxury of time. 

https://www.bridgemi.com/guest-commentary/michigan-youth-juvenile-justice-system-dont-have-luxury-time

This article lays out the necessary steps that need to be taken to update and reform the juvenile justice system. It also lays out who is responsible for the change within the state. Are these 6 steps enough for complete reform? - 

Racial Disparity

When it comes to the question of crimina justice, I think the topic of race must be considered.

According to the Department of Justice, black youth in this country are five times more likely to be detained or committed compared to white youth. This is startling in itself. 

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