Study: Raise the Age, Lower the Cost of Juvenile Offenders

"Missouri is one of five states where 17-year-olds are automatically treated as adults in the criminal justice system, along with Georgia, Texas, Michigan and Wisconsin. 

However, a recently introduced legislation aims at raising the age to 18 in the Show Me State.

A panel was held at Missouri State University Tuesday afternoon where a legislator, experts, and a father spoke in favor of this change."

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