Raise the Age

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In 2016, the Louisiana Legislature passed a law saying 17 year olds would no longer be treated as adults in the criminal justice system. Instead, they’d be considered juveniles.

'Raise The Age' Bill Wins House Approval

Jun 3, 2016
wwno.org, Mallory Faulk

Louisiana is one of just nine states that treats 17-year-olds as adults when it comes to any criminal offense. That’s about to change, now, as the full House has passed SB 324.