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Advocates Say ‘Raise the Age’ Legislation is Common Sense

But attorney Ken Montgomery says there’s more work to do in changing how teens are prosecuted overall and hope that’s the next battle.

“This now presents some problems possibly on the juvenile side,” Montgomery said. “If you’re going to increase the amount of juveniles that the family court system now handles, then that’s going to change the culture there as well. So hopefully everyone can keep their thinking caps on.”