Marsy’s Law has no bearing on North Carolina’s recent Raise the Age legislation and doesn’t take away from any program - for juveniles or adults. This amendment does not undermine the rights of young people as it has no effect on how defendants/respondents in juvenile cases are treated. Marsy’s Law simply ensures that all victims of crime have equal rights whether the perpetrator of the crime is a juvenile or an adult.
There really should be no difference in the way victims of crime are treated because of the age of the offender.
Marsy’s Law is not expected to significantly change the current methods of operation of Juvenile Court, even though Raise the Age will increase the volume of cases.