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Youthful Offenders

Georgia has enacted a statute known as the Youthful Offender Act O.C.G.A. 42-7-1. This act may be available to persons between the ages of 17 and 25 at the time of the conviction. Normally, the Judge will give the offender the opportunity what the statute affords them if the offender shows the desire and pontential for rehabiliation. The youth may attend such secure facilities as training schools, hospitals, farms, etc.. for treatment. At the conclusion of it all, the Department of Corrections has the final say as to the Judge's recommendation of youthful offender treatment.

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