Raise the Age Gains Momentum as N.C. House Votes Not to Charge Sixteen- and Seventeen-Year-Olds as Adults

Raise the Age Gains Momentum as N.C. House Votes Not to Charge Sixteen- and Seventeen-Year-Olds as Adults

Last month, North Carolina distinguished itself by being the last state in the country to prosecute all sixteen-and-seventeen-year-olds as adults, after New York nixed a similar restriction. Now, it seems the state could actually be on track to rid itself of that dubious honor.

This afternoon, the House voted 104–8 to approve a bill that could effectively divert most teenagers from the adult court system.…

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