How judges handle delinquent kids could change under proposals for a new juvenile code in Georgia. SB292, Article 7 focuses on kids who’ve committed acts that would be considered crimes if they were adults.
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Julia Neighbors of JUSTGeorgia tells me, “This article will primarily effect defense attorneys, district attorneys and superior court judges.” Article 7 will allow attorneys to access more of a child’s information as well as give superior court judges other options aside from detention.
Article 7 fundamentally works to separate “unruly” kids from “delinquent” kids. Delinquent kids now have alternatives of their own, such as the option to request bail.
The Senate Judiciary Committee takes up these changes on September 30th at 2pm in the Capitol, room 450.
For a detailed summary of SB292 click here and scroll down to Detailed Summary.