Cost-Benefit Analysis of Raising the Age of Juvenile Jurisdiction in North Carolina


North Carolina is one of two states that process any offense committed by 16- and 17-year-olds in the adult justice system. Vera’s Cost-Benefit Analysis Unit worked with the state’s Youth Accountability Planning Task Force to assess the costs and benefits of transferring 16- and 17-year-olds charged with misdemeanors and low-level, nonviolent felony offenses to the juvenile justice system. This report presents the results and the methodology of the cost-benefit analysis.


New Report Highlights California’s Success in Expanding Access to College for Incarcerated People

And Shows the Rest of the Country How It Can Be Done

Today, California has more in-person postsecondary education programs—offered in 34 out of the state’s 35 prisons—than any other state in the nation. CDCR is offering higher education to nearly 4,500 incarcerated students. Programs that meet students outside the prison walls have expanded in correlation to inside programs, as more people who starte...

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This Women’s History Month, Let’s Leave Girls’ Incarceration in the Past

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