Age Matrix

The age matrix provides information on each state's age of majority, the age at which a juvenile can be prosecuted as an adult, and the maximum age of probation and parole. To update your state's information, email the national office.

 

State Civil Age of Majority Age Juvenile Can Be Prosecuted As An Adult Maximum Parole Age Maximum Probation Age
Alabama 19 18 21 21
Alaska 18 16 18 18
Arizona 18 13 18 18
Arkansas
California 18 23 (25 for juveniles committed prior to 7/1/2012) 21
Colorado 18 13 21 Open Age - "If a crime is committed as a juvenile, the offender will be placed on Juvenile Probation regardless of the age when adjudicated."
Connecticut 18 18, except for certain categories of offenses 19 17
Delaware 18 19 19
District of Columbia 18 16 21 21
Florida 18 16 21 19
Georgia 18 17 21 21
Hawaii 18 20 20
Idaho 18 18 21 21
Illinois 18 18 21 21
Indiana 18 14 21 21
Iowa 18 14 18 18
Kansas 18 18 23 23
Kentucky 18 14 (Class A or B felony); 16 (Class C or D felony) 21 21
Louisiana 17 15 21 21
Maine 18 18 21 21
Maryland 21 14 21 21
Massachusetts 18 14 21 21
Michigan 18 14 21 21
Minnesota 18 21 21
Mississippi 18 13 20 20
Missouri 18 17 18 21
Montana 18 12 18 25
Nebraska 19 18 19 19
Nevada 18 18 21 21
New Hampshire 18 17 18 19
New Jersey 18 18 27 27
New Mexico 18 14 21 21
New York 16 16 18 18
North Carolina 18 16 21 19
North Dakota 18 14 20 18
Ohio 18 18 21 21
Oklahoma 18 13 19 19
Oregon 18 14 25 23
Pennsylvania 18 12 N/A No Parole 21
Rhode Island 18 N/A No Parole 19
South Carolina 18 Contact ICJ Office regarding specific cases 21 18
South Dakota 18 16 21 21
Tennessee 18 16 21 21
Texas 18 17 19 18
Utah 18 16 21 21
Vermont 18 12 22 22
Virgin Islands 18 21 21
Virginia 18 (16 if emancipated) 14 21 21
Washington 18 21 21
West Virginia 18 14 N/A No Parole 21
Wisconsin 18 17 25 19
Wyoming 18 13 N/A No Parole 21