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IN BRIEF: Why it’s time to raise the age in New York

Since the late 19th century, New York State has treated 16- and 17-year-olds in the justice system as adults. Over fifty years ago, as New York State’s legislators created the Family Court, they discussed whether to raise the age at which young people could be tried as adults. Unable to reach consensus, the lawmakers of that era left the age of criminal responsibility at 16.Read More


Raise the Age Campaign Brochure

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