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Governor Brown Signs Bills Limiting Prosecution of Juveniles as Adults

Posted Oct 3, 2018

On September 30, Governor Jerry Brown signed a pair of measures that limit transfer of juveniles to adult courts for criminal prosecution. SB439 establishes age 12 as the minimum age for prosecution in a juvenile court unless charged with murder or rape. SB1391 removes the ability to try a minor under the age of 16 as an adult, where prior law allowed it from age 14. See Chronicle of Social Change, CBS