Missouri is one of just five states that will routinely charge 17-year olds as if they were adults.
In his testimony before the Missouri Senate Committee on the Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, The Sentencing Project’s Senior Advocacy Associate Josh Rovner makes the case for raising the state’s age of juvenile offending to 17.
To read the testimony, download the PDF below.
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The judge’s allies should ask themselves if young offenders in general deserve more leniency.