Bernalillo County establishes young adult court | KOB 4

Bernalillo County establishes young adult court Web Staff
July 21, 2017 01:27 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Many criminals arrested are young. Once they're in the system, they struggle to get out.


To help, Bernalillo County District Court announced plans to establish a young adult court for offenders between ages 18 and 25.

It will provide educational and counseling opportunities to help them get back on the right path.

"What the science is showing is there's a gap in our criminal justice system that isn't necessarily dealing with people in that agre group between 18 and 25 where they still have this sort of developing brain in understanding risk and consequence," said Bernalillo County District Court Judge Cindy Laos.

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