Missouri Reform May Increase Age for Trying 12-Year-Olds as Adults for Felonies

Youth crime laws in Missouri

A comprehensive criminal legislation, designed to modify Missouri’s regulations concerning juveniles charged with violent offenses among other revisions to criminal statutes, has successfully passed the state’s House of Representatives and is now progressing through the Senate. HB 1659, spearheaded by Joplin Republican Rep. Lane Roberts, proposes to increase the age at which minors can be … Read more