Raise the Age New York Campaign – 2017

New York State’s recently enacted budget includes legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18 years old, enabling thousands of youth to avoid having a criminal record and receive the services they need, while keeping communities safer.

While no legislation is perfect, this new law will mean that most 16 and 17 year olds will have their cases heard in the Family Court, no youth will be placed on Rikers Island, all youth will be in youth facilities, and parents will be notified if their child is arrested.

To thank the Governor and NY Legislators: https://www.cccnewyork.org/actions/thank-your-lawmakers-for-raising-the-age/

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