Working to transform the child welfare system.

This act will define a “juvenile” as a person who has passed their 12th birthday but has not yet reached age 18. Children under the age of 13 would not be prosecuted for crimes in federal court. It will also raise the age for discretionary federal adjudication of a child in adult proceedings from 15 years to 16 years old, prohibit placement of juveniles in federal adult correctional facilities, and eliminate applying the felony murder rule to juveniles. The act will also require federal data collection related to juveniles adjudicated in federal criminal jurisdiction or detained in federal custody for crimes committed as juveniles.