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Winning the Campaign: State Trends in Fighting the Treatment of Children as Adults in the Criminal Justice System

Eighty percent of the states (40 states and Washington, DC) have changed their laws to make it more difficult to treat children as if they were adults. In 28 states, this has meant multiple reforms. As a result, the number of youth charged as adults has dropped from an estimated 250,000 to 75,9003, as youth crime and arrest rates continue to fall to their lowest point in 50 years.