After Davis, judges transferred about two-thirds of teens to the juvenile system

Between 430 and 737 Maryland teens were charged as adults in each of the past 8 years.

Davis v. State, which requires Maryland judges to transfer teens charged in adult court to the juvenile system if they are deemed “amenable to treatment,” came out in the second week of FY22. Before the decision, judges transferred nearly half of teens to the juvenile system. After the decision, judges have transferred about two-thirds.