Clarification on Court Process for Juveniles

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A clarification to a story we posted on last Friday:

Judge Bradley Boyd and his judicial colleagues see children up to the age of 16 for hearings in the court.

He spoke to FOX 5 Atlanta last Friday and said he will incarcerate young people only if it is absolutely necessary to prevent them from being a threat to the greater community. Otherwise, the judge believes, rehabilitation is the more prudent response. 

We reported that juveniles who are believed to have committed a property crime, such as a smash and grab where no weapon was shown, would be taken home by police. The judge notes that is routine if the child is a first time offender.