The Plan: Raise the Age
Raise the age of Juvenile Jurisdiction to age 18
Process all 16- and 17-year-olds as juveniles when they commit crimes to ensure they receive the intervention and evidence-based treatment they need
Support rehabilitation programs
Provide access to specialized services that will reduce recidivism rates, lower youth crime rates, and provide significant public safety benefits
Customize sentencing to youth
Young people who commit serious crimes will still be held accountable but will have their cases heard by specially trained judges. Youth who commit less serious crimes will have their cases heard in Family Court.
The Numbers are Appalling
The State must change how we treat incriminated youth
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, and who have lived crime-free for 10 years.
What People Are Saying
Families Together in New York State CEO
Albany County Sheriff
Preparing Leaders of Tomorrow (PLOT) Co-Founder
Jim Saint German
New York City Police Officer and PLOT affiliate
What Other People are SayingWhat Other People are Saying