Victories for NJ’s Young People & Democracy!

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The New Jersey Assembly passed S896/A2396, a bill to make public defender services free for youth under 18 – an issue highlighted in the Making Them Pay report by the Institute’s Camden Youth Council. Youth should never have to pay to defend themselves against criminal charges. The bill had already passed in the Senate, so it is now on its way to Gov. Murphy’s desk.

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