Questions arise with Raise the Age law about to take effect

Questions arise with Raise the Age law about to take effect

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There will be a major shift Dec. 1 in how juveniles are treated in the North Carolina justice system.

The Raise the Age law is trying to allow young, low-level offenders to get a second chance.

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Those who are 16 and 17 years old, when they commit a crime will be tried as juveniles instead of adults.

There are still questions on what will happen, such as where to house the expected influx of juveniles and who will pay for it.

"Funding is a concern and whether they can fund what they need us to do is always going to be our concern," Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden said.

In the video at the top of this webpage, reporter Glenn Counts digs into the impact the new law will have.