Category: raise the age

Oct 25

Raise the Age Summit Sheds Light on Michigan’s Tough Juvenile Justice Laws

WLNS By Alexandra Ilitch Michigan is one of five states that automatically allows 17 year-olds to be tried and sentenced as adults. An effort, called Raise The Age in Michigan is working to showcase some of the pitfalls of that system and details why it says 17 year-old offenders should be tried as minors. Being …

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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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