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Attorney Outlines Juvenile Law Changes

Macomb, IL – An attorney who practices juvenile law believes many of today's children don't have the restraints of previous generations. John Biggers says society constantly tantalizes youth with the message that having "things" and power is what counts. Biggers says in recent years society has taken more of a get-tough attitude toward juvenile crime. However, he says developments such as teen courts offer a chance for young offenders to learn they should change their ways.