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.

We welcome new members. Here's a fact sheet about the Coalition.  If you want information about joining or for general inquiries, please contact Tracy McClard, forjmo@gmail.com, 573-837-7346.


The Raise the Age Missouri  Coalition includes:

American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri

Empower 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