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Rhode Island

Contact Information

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is an independent non-profit children's policy and advocacy organization that provides information on child and youth well-being, stimulates dialogue on children's issues, and promotes accountability and action to improve the health, education, safety, and economic security of Rhode Island's children and youth.

Primary Contact Name: Elizabeth Burke Bryant
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Phone: 401-351-9400 x12
Website: http://www.rikidscount.org/
Twitter: @RIKidsCount


Bill Number: H 7503

Type of Reform

Transfer Reform - Ended the mandatory transfer of 17-year-olds to adult court for murder, first-degree assault, first-degree child molestation or assault with intent to commit murder. This legislative change redefined the definition of an adult in Rhode Island’s family courts and effectively ended mandatory transfer for youth there.

Year: 2018

Bill Number: S 1141

Type of Reform

Raise the Age Reform - Repealed the law moving 17-year-olds into the adult system.

Year: 2007