Treat Kids Like Kids

Children’s brains continue developing until around the age of 25 and research supports their enhanced capacity for growth and rehabilitation. Children should not be prosecuted in adult court, nor should they be given punishments that preclude the opportunity for redemption.

  • Never try a child under the age of 21 in adult court.
  • Abolish juvenile life without parole sentences and de facto life sentences, currently and retroactively.
  • Stop all criminal charges for school-based disciplinary behavior.
  • Close every youth prison in America; any juvenile facility should be designed for growth and rehabilitation.