Brazilian Judges Advocate Teenage Employment to Free Youths From Drug Trafficking

Earlier access to licit income would reduce interest in engaging in drug trafficking, the most common offense committed by adolescents in Belo Horizonte last year. The current law allows hiring only of those age sixteen or older.

By Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Judges of the Children and Youth Court of Belo Horizonte, Valéria Rodrigues Queiroz and Riza Aparecida Nery, advocated for teenagers to be allowed to work from the age of 14, as a means to prevent them from engaging in drug trafficking.

Drug trafficking was the most common criminal act committed by minors between 12 and 18 years of age in 2018, and was also among the fastest growing crimes . . .

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