Judge supports changes with juveniles in courts
An Ogle County judge said last week that he supports a recent recommendation to place 17-year-olds in juvenile court for both misdemeanor and felony charges.
"I think that it is more appropriate for 17-year-old offenders to be in juvenile court," said Judge Ben Roe, who serves on the Ogle County Juvenile Justice Council.
A 2010 state law that placed 17-year-olds in juvenile courts for misdemeanor charges but in adult criminal court for felony charges.
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