Expanding Juvenile Court to Age 25

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Expanding Juvenile Court to Age 25

December 3, 2019 | by Leonard EdwardsThe Mercury News

In a new opinion piece, a retired California judge states that many 18-year-olds who age out of the juvenile justice system are not ready for adult responsibilities. For this reason, California gives young adults the choice to extend their supervision up to age 21. However, Judge Edwards cites research that finds some 21-year-olds are not ready for independence either. He recommends extending juvenile justice jurisdiction up to age 25, if needed. Read more here.