New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last month signed into law a bill that would reform the State’s juvenile justice system. Among the reforms are significant changes to the use of solitary confinement as a punishment and a raise in the minimum age at which a juvenile offender could be prosecuted as an adult. Supporters of the bill have stated that while they believe additional reforms are needed, this bill goes a long way in making New Jersey’s juvenile justice system both fairer and safer.
For highlights of the changes to be enacted under this new law, see “New Jersey Juvenile Justice Reform Coalition Applauds Enacted Juvenile Justice Reform Bill” on www.businesswire.com.