ADVANCING SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR NEW YORK’S YOUTH
Learn more about the new classification created by the Raise the Age legislation.
Learn more about programs and services available for justice-involved minors.
Raise the Age
Age of Criminal Responsibility Raised to 18-years-old
All 16- and 17-year-olds who commit non-violent crimes will receive the intervention and evidence-based treatment they need.
Specialized Juvenile Detention Facilities
Rather than adult jails and prisons, young people will be placed in specialized juvenile detention facilities certified by the State Office of Children and Family Services, in conjunction with the State Commission of Correction.
The Raise the Age legislation will take effect for 16-year-olds on October 1, 2018 and 17-year-olds on October 1, 2019.
Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 150 implements a plan to remove minors from adult prisons and transfer them to a juvenile facility.
Governor Cuomo will alleviate the barrier of a criminal conviction for people convicted of non-violent crimes when they were minors & who have lived crime-free for 10 years.