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Georgia’s Juvenile Code Rewrite Passes Senate
By jjie.org - James Swift
Published: 03/22/2013

Thursday afternoon, House Bill 242 — Georgia’s sweeping juvenile justice reform bill that would also re-write the state’s juvenile code — passed the state Senate vote with unanimous approval.

Last week, HB 242 was mildly altered in a Senate Judiciary Committee session. The Senate version of the bill also includes several related legislative proposals, such as House Bill 219, which would give courts the ability to vacate delinquency convictions for underage youth charged with sex crimes in the instance the juveniles were the victims of sexual exploitation

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