The Cabinet approved bills Friday to revise juvenile and related laws, including elimination of a stipulation that minor offenders must be at least 14 years old to be detained at juvenile reformatories.

A family court will be able to send juvenile offenders under 14 to reformatories if necessary after the Juvenile Law is revised. Under the current system, it has only limited options for dealing with them, including placing them under observation or sending them to juvenile self-support facilities.

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