Category Archive: raise the age

Mar 01

Missouri Lawmakers Renew Push to Try 17-Year-Olds in Juvenile Court

St. Louis Post-Dispatch By Celeste Bott A proposal to raise the age at which young offenders can be tried in Missouri’s adult court system to 18 is garnering bipartisan support, but juvenile officers want to be sure the state can pay for what many acknowledge would be a positive change. While 17-year-olds can’t vote, buy …

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