TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jul 31, 2014

The Department of Justice is recommending raising the minimum age for those who can be tried as adults as a controversial solution to reducing violence in Memphis, WREG reports. The agency is recommending juvenile courts raise the age of teens they serve from 18 years old to somewhere between 21 and 24 years old. Shelby County Juvenile Court chief administrator Larry Scroggs said 21 would be a good compromise since cutting services off at 18 is too early.