States where 18 not the norm for what's considered adult

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Posted: May 07, 2016 9:05 AM

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.