Baltimore, MD - Jan. 31, 2023 -  Sen. Jill Carter is facing criticism over her support for juvenile justice laws, including the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, which prevents suspects who are 13 years old or younger from being charged with any crime and instead refers them to various wraparound services, reports Fox45. Republicans, including Del. Kathy Szeliga and Del. Nic Kipke, are calling for the repeal of the bill and want there to be consequences for juveniles engaging in criminal activity. Carter plans to introduce an amendment to the law to make it mandatory for law enforcement to refer juveniles to services. However, with Democrats having a veto-proof majority in both chambers, a full repeal of the law is unlikely. Carter's bill, which became law in 2022, shields information about juveniles from being shared with the public even if they are charged as adults. Carter argues that the public does not have a right to know the names of suspects or defendants and can find out about violent crime incidents through the Department of Juvenile Services.