Senate Passes Landmark Criminal Justice Reform
Late last night, the Massachusetts State Senate passed long overdue reforms that reflect best practices in criminal justice to divert people from the system, encourage rehabilitation and reduce crime. In particular, the juvenile justice reforms, like raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction and creating a process for expungement of misdemeanor records, ensure young people are treated fairly and appropriately. All young people deserve a second chance. This bill provides them with access to the resources they need to get back on track and live successful, productive lives.