Tue, Feb 18 | Georgia State Capitol

Talk Justice Tuesday- Raise the Age

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Time & Location

Feb 18, 2020, 10:00 AM
Georgia State Capitol, Georgia State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334, USA

About The Event

 In Georgia, 17-year-olds who commit crimes are prosecuted, tried, and sentenced in the adult system, regardless of their crime or their personal background. Georgia is one of only 4 states that still treats 17-year-olds as adults instead of as children. We invite folks to the Capitol to learn and talk to their legislators about why 17-year-olds deserve fair, developmentally-appropriate treatment and how Georgia can save money and promote public safety by Raising the Age. This advocacy day will also cover issues that impact children in the criminal legal system, such as the school-to-prison pipeline, school safety and shackling 

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Raise the Age is a campaign that supports raising the age of criminal responsibility to 18 for youth throughout the country to improve outcomes both for them and public safety. 

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