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Why Vermont Raised Its Juvenile Court Age Above 18 — And Why Mass. Might, Too

Why Vermont Raised Its Juvenile Court Age Above 18 — And Why Mass. Might, Too

As Massachusetts considers changing the way it handles young criminal offenders, it is looking at what's happening north — specifically, to Vermont.

Vermont is the first state to raise the age above 18 for when someone criminally charged goes to juvenile court, expanding what it's doing in hundreds of lower level criminal cases now.

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Los Angeles County Probation Now Under Civilian Oversight, With Subpoena Power

Los Angeles County Probation Now Under Civilian Oversight, With Subpoena Power

New goal: Reduce the teen birth rate by another 25% in Oklahoma County

New goal: Reduce the teen birth rate by another 25% in Oklahoma County