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A look at the juvenile justice policy proposed in Maryland legislature

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Dayvon Love

Director of Public Policy
Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

What is on the table during the 2024 Maryland General Assembly? To be clear– it is not whether a young person should be punished for committing heinous violent crimes. None of the legitimate advocates on juvenile justice issues believe that a young person should not be held accountable for the impact of their actions. 

What is on the table in the 2024 Maryland General Assembly is whether or not the ability to divert young people who are better served outside of the juvenile justice system should be curtailed. 

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