In 2013, Massachusetts raised the juvenile age from 17 to 18. Now, there is a growing movement to push it even higher.
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven Tompkins and Department of Youth Services Commissioner Peter Forbes, along with state legislators, prosecutors, judges, social workers and others, recently traveled to Germany to observe their juvenile justice system. They talk with us about what they saw on the trip and the challenges facing the juvenile justice system here in Massachusetts.
This segment aired on May 23, 2018.