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
No longer permitted to be housed in adult facilities or jails, young people will be placed in specialized juvenile detention facilities certified by the NYC Administration for Children’s Services and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, in conjunction with the NYS Commission of Correction and the NYC Department of Corrections.
New measures will raise the age of juvenile delinquency from 16- to 17-years old beginning October 1, 2018, and subsequently raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18-years-old on October 1, 2019.
The Numbers are Appalling
We're changing 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
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