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Concerns Remain about Juvenile Justice

Concerns Remain about Juvenile Justice

A group says Illinois’ 32-year-old law requiring juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory.

The Juvenile Justice Institute says the law makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future.

A study by the institute found that only one of the 257 cases involved a non-minority defendant.

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