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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Here in San Francisco, there’s a growing debate over when a juvenile can be charged as an adult in criminal cases.
San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins has made some changes to how the DA’s office decides juveniles 16 and 17 years old can be tried as an adult, and that has some youth advocates upset.
Earlier this month, Jenkins announced that the DA’s office would establish a juvenile review team. The team would review cases involving minors who are accused of murder, attempted murder, forcible sexual assault, kidnapping, torture and aggravated mayhem.