<p>Marian Wright Edelman, NNPA columnist</p>

Marian Wright Edelman, NNPA columnist

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Child Watch: Funneling Children into the Adult Criminal Justice System

Children are not little adults. Adolescents are not the same as adults. We’ve known this for years. The research showing that their brains are still developing is clear. Although young people act on impulse, they have the ability to positively change and have a productive future.