Missouri: Raise The Age!
Missouri is one of the six remaining states that has not “Raised the Age” of adult court jurisdiction to 18. Currently, all 17 year olds in the Show Me State are tried as adults, regardless of the offense.
Legislation in Missouri, HB 274, passed the state House Judiciary Committee on April 11. HB 274 aims to keep these 17 year olds in the juvenile system, where they will face more accountability for their actions, and be given more support for their rehabilitation.