Capitol Report: Republicans unveil a comprehensive plan to combat juvenile crime in CT

Capitol Report

 (WTNH) – State Republicans are not letting up on crime. Last Wednesday, they unveiled a comprehensive plan to combat the problem and continue to push for a special session.

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One of the biggest pieces of the puzzle is major reforms to the juvenile justice system. One fix includes increasing the amount of time a juvenile can be taken into custody.

Right now, if anyone under 18 commits a crime, they are released after six hours and then they just wait for a court date.

Judiciary Committee Co-chair Gary Winfield doesn’t think kids who commit violent crimes should be transferred to the adult courts and mixed with adult criminals. He also sees the Republican proposals as a rollback on the reforms made in the police accountability law championed by Democrats.

Watch the video above for the full segment.

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