Children tried as adults face longer sentences and fewer resources while incarcerated, and they're more likely to be assaulted in adult prisons than juvenile facilities. In addition, the Southern Poverty Law Center did a case study on two juveniles who had been tried and are currently in the Alabama prison since the age of 16. In Oregon where 15-year-olds can be tried as adults because of the ... but made up 15 percent of juveniles who were tried as adults in 2017. But even though the case began in juvenile court, the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office filed for it to be moved into the adult system — and it was. He was accused of first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault , … Now Miller is … The two most common offenses for juveniles charged as adults in Baltimore are armed robbery and handgun possession, according to Juvenile Services. Joshua Cade Richardson, 14, was charged as an adult in the case. In Florida, approximately one in every 50 juvenile offenders is tried as an adult, according to statistics available in the Department of Juvenile Justice's 2017 Delinquency Profile report. The United States needs to recognize that some crimes are too heinous and intolerable for juveniles to not be tried as adults. Mercedes Hit and Run case.—In July 2016, it was the first case after the enactment of the new JJ Act, 2015 whereby the accused was tried as adults. Minor “Rape and Murder” case.—In April 2015, Chandigarh Police arrested a juvenile for the kidnapping and murder of a minor girl. Of the 730 youths charged as adults from 2012 to 2017 in Baltimore, 44 percent were armed robbery (324 cases) and 24 percent (177 cases) were handgun possession, according to Juvenile Services data. Following the same offenders six years after their initial study, the researchers agin found higher recidivism rates for most juveniles transferred to criminal court." Direct file and transfer cases vs. serious juvenile felony arrests1 ages 10-17, 2006-2016 Source: DOJ, 2017. The case of Evan Miller, an Alabama inmate, gave a new possibility of release for a few thousand inmates who were juveniles when they killed someone. State juvenile justice legislation in 2017 focused on broad, sweeping reform measures, raising the age of juvenile court jurisdiction, sealing and expungement of juvenile records, addressing due process and rights of juveniles, and limiting the use of restraints and solitary confinement. The juvenile justice system is designed for rehabilitation. It’s not there for punishment, as the adult system is, it’s there to work to turn juveniles who have committed crimes into good citizens. More than 400 youth were charged in adult court in Pennsylvania in 2017 because of a law passed in 1995.