Teen in handcuffsReturning nonviolent 17-year-old offenders to the juvenile—rather than the adult—justice system.  That’s what the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families has strongly backed for years, and the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network also advocates for this change.  (A law from the mid-1990s switched those teens into the adult system.)  The juvenile system offers better services to promote behavior changes in teens, which can benefit everyone involved.  The bill is likely to be up for a vote in early 2014.