- Associated Press - Saturday, May 7, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana is one of nine states where 17-year-olds are treated as adults when it comes to the criminal justice system. The legislature is considering a proposal to raise the age to 18 and include 17-year-old offenders in the juvenile justice system. Here’s a look at the nine states where 18 is not the standard for what’s considered an adult:

- Georgia

- Louisiana

- Michigan

- Missouri

- New York: 16 and over is considered adult.

- North Carolina: 16 and over considered an adult.

- South Carolina

- Texas

- Wisconsin

Source: Campaign for Youth Justice.



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