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Testimony to the MO Senate Committee on the Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence on Raise the Age

January 22, 2018
Josh Rovner
Senate Bill 793 provides necessary reform to align Missouri with the vast majority of states, including all of its neighbors, in addressing 17-year old offending in the juvenile justice system.

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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