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Testimony in Support of Maryland Bill to End Automatic Transfer of Youth to Adult Court

January 26, 2022
Josh Rovner
The Sentencing Project offered expert testimony in support of Maryland's SB165, a bill to end the automatic charging of Maryland’s youth as if they were adults.

Maryland is considering legislation SB165, a bill to end the automatic charging of Maryland’s youth as if they were adults. The Sentencing Project supports this bill for three reasons:

1. Charging youth as if they were adults harms public safety.
2. Starting all cases in juvenile court is more sensible and efficient than current practice.
3. Maryland’s automatic transfer law is unusually harsh and unjust.

Click here to read Senior Advocacy Associate Josh Rovner’s full testimony in support of Maryland’s SB165.

 
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