Building community capacity to divert youth from system involvement on the front end is the right way to raise the age in New York.
New York is one of only two states left in the nation that automatically charges any youth who has committed any crime as an adult at the age of 16. A growing movement in New York is calling on lawmakers to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York. Raising the age should be coupled, however, with an additional approach: building community capacity to engage young people whose behavior brings them to the attention of the justice system.READ MORE››
WBAI Radio CCFY's Ruben Austria discussed Raising the Age on WBAI's On The Count weekly radio program.READ MORE››