SB 439 - Setting a Minimum Age for Juvenile Court Prosecution

Senate Bill 439, by Sen. Mitchell, would exclude those 11 years of age or younger from prosecution in juvenile court in order to protect young children from the negative impacts of justice system involvement, and promote their rights, health and well-being through more effective alternatives to court involvement.  

Current Status: SB 439 is a two-year bill and will be considered by the Legislature in 2018.

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