Why California Should Not Prosecute 14- and 15-year-olds as Adults

A montage of young people when they were 14 or 15 years old. California tried some of the youth pictured here as adults who then spent decades in prison for a crime committed when 14 or 15, others were kept in the juvenile justice system where they received age-appropriate education and counseling, and some had no contact with the justice system at all. Those pictured are now probation chiefs, lawyers, leaders in restorative justice, county heads of nongovernmental organizations and among the authors of the report.