We are a nonpartisan coalition of organizations and individuals who support legislation to include 17-year-olds in Missouri’s juvenile justice system.
Including 17-year-olds in the juvenile justice system is a common-sense reform that will curb crime, use taxpayer resources responsibly, treat families fairly, and achieve better outcomes for children.
The Coalition is directed by its members. Key staffing support comes from FORJ — Families and Friends and Friends Organizing for Reform of Juvenile Justice in Missouri.
The Raise the Age Missouri Coalition includes:
American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri
Families and Friends Organizing for Reform of Juvenile Justice
The MacArthur Justice Center -- St. Louis
Missouri Coalition of Children's Agencies
Metropolitan Congregations United
Missouri Catholic Conference
Missouri Faith Voices
Missouri Parent Teacher Association