Raise the Age and Other Juvenile Justice Reforms

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 8:30 am

Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

2020 Talk Justice Tuesdays Series

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.

  • Location: Room 230 of the State Capitol
  • Time: 8:30am – 11:00pm