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:
— New York: 16 and over is considered adult.
— North Carolina: 16 and over considered an adult.
— South Carolina
Source: Campaign for Youth Justice.