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Mary King, Executive Director, talks about Michigan’s new Raise the Age law. What's the best way to implement it.

Executive Director, Mary King, speaks on  Detroit Public TV about Poverty, Prison, and Delinquency.

A Follow-Up - Poverty: A Pathway to Prison -

The Intersection Chapter 3: Poverty

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Both chambers of the Michigan Legislature have approved bills that would stop the state from automatically treating 17-year-olds arrested for a crime as adults. Michigan is one of only four states in the nation to still do so. Jason Smith is the director of Youth Justice Policy for the Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency. He shared what this legislation will mean for young people across the state if Governor Whitmer signs it into law.