Missouri is one of the five
remaining states that has not “Raised the Age” of adult court jurisdiction to
18. Currently, all 17-year-olds in the Show Me State are tried as adults,
regardless of the offense. Legislation moving in both chambers, HB 1255 and SB
793, will keep 17-year-olds in the juvenile system, where they will face more
accountability for their actions and be given more support for their
On March 8, SB 793 PASSED
in the Missouri Senate. HB 1255 PASSED in the House Judiciary
Committee on March 1.
What you can do: Take two minutes to to ask your state representative to vote for HB 1255. All you need is your address and we'll get you to your representative. We'll even provide editable talking points. Please take action now!