Governor of Connecticut Pushes to Raise Age of Adulthood in Courts

Governor of Connecticut Pushes to Raise Age of Adulthood in Courts

November 20, 2015 | by Rebecca McCray | TakePart

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy became the first governor to suggest that the age of criminal responsibility be raised from 18 to 20 for young adults. The article cites a post by NCCD’s Katie Meyer, which supports Gov. Malloy’s position based on research on the brain development of 18- to 20-year-olds.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy became the first governor to suggest that the age of criminal responsibility be raised from 18 to 20 for young adults. The article cites a post by NCCD’s Katie Meyer, which supports Gov. Malloy’s position based on research on the brain development of 18- to 20-year-olds. Connecticut currently leads the way in raising the age, as New York and North Carolina still try all 16-year-olds as adults, and seven states have not yet raised the age of those considered adults from 17 to 18. Read the entire article here, and read Katie Meyer’s post here.