New NC Law Raises Minimum Age For Juvenile Prosecution

The minimum age for prosecution in North Carolina’s juvenile courts will rise later this year from 6 to 8 in legislation signed into law yesterday by Roy Cooper. The increase, which marks a compromise from a 10-year-old minimum pushed by many legislators during this year’s session, will remove North Carolina’s status as the state with the lowest age for juvenile adjudication set by law in the country.

Author: Mike Jackson