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Submission Regarding Children in the Criminal Justice System to the United Nations Committee

Submission Regarding Children in the Criminal Justice System to the United Nations Committee

In violation of international law, all 50 U.S. states allow or require that children in conflict with the law be tried as adults in certain circumstances. Approximately 200,000 children are tried as adults each year and the majority of these children are transferred or excluded from juvenile proceedings without any hearing or individualized consideration of their circumstances, individual maturity or culpability.