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.


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Voters in Battleground States Favor Restoring Pell Grants for People in Prison

These battleground state voters seem to understand that reinstating Pell eligibility for the greatest number of people in prison is a sound investment in our future. Plenty of other influential voices agree. Bipartisan momentum to get rid of the Pell ban for people in prison has been growing steadily: Since early 2019, the Association of State Cor ...

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  • Margaret diZerega
    Margaret diZerega
September 29, 2020
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Justice is on the Ballot

We elect federal leaders, district attorneys, mayors, local legislators, and sheriffs—people who shape how our communities ensure public safety and secure justice.

Election Day is in six weeks, but in communities across the United States, voting for the 2020 election is already underway. In every race, from the federal to the state to the local level, it’s clear: Justice is on the ballot. Our votes can help ensure due process for immigrants facing deportation, address overpolicing in communities of color and ...

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  • Nicholas Turner
    Nicholas Turner
September 22, 2020
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