Exclusive: New York City’s Top Juvenile Justice Official Steps Down, Will Replace Jails Critic on Oversight Board
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s point person overseeing the rollout of the juvenile justice reform known as “Raise the Age” will leave his post this month to join the staff of a major foundation.
As New York Raises The Age, Youth Arrests Fall
Since the implementation of New York’s Raise the Age (RTA) law in October, not much has changed for upstate Jefferson County. While 16-year-olds who would have previously been charged in adult court are now being tried as juvenile delinquents, where they face lesser sentences, there have not been many of them.