WLTX: ‘We all have done things in our past’: Raise the Age law goes into effect July 1

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Big changes in store for our state Monday. 17-year-olds who commit crimes will no longer be considered adults, instead juveniles thanks to the Raise the Age law.

“We all have done things in our past especially when we were children,” Department of Juvenile Justice Director Freddie Pough said.

Soon enough 17-year-olds will have an opportunity to get back on the right path before they turn 18.

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