Rep. Marcia Morey, a Democrat from Durham and former Durham County District Court judge, has pushed for nearly two decades to get North Carolina to raise the age at which teens are considered adults in court. On Monday, June 19, 2017, NC lawmakers rolled out a budget that ends the practice of automatically sending all 16- and 17-year-olds accused of misdemeanors and low-level felonies into the adult court system.
Rep. Marcia Morey, a Democrat from Durham and former Durham County District Court judge, has pushed for nearly two decades to get North Carolina to raise the age at which teens are considered adults in court. On Monday, June 19, 2017, NC lawmakers rolled out a budget that ends the practice of automatically sending all 16- and 17-year-olds accused of misdemeanors and low-level felonies into the adult court system. JOHN ROTTET N&O file photo
Rep. Marcia Morey, a Democrat from Durham and former Durham County District Court judge, has pushed for nearly two decades to get North Carolina to raise the age at which teens are considered adults in court. On Monday, June 19, 2017, NC lawmakers rolled out a budget that ends the practice of automatically sending all 16- and 17-year-olds accused of misdemeanors and low-level felonies into the adult court system. JOHN ROTTET N&O file photo

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June 20, 2017 5:27 PM

NC becomes last state to ‘raise the age’ of teens in court

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