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Investments to Develop an “Emerging Adult” Justice System
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is funding projects to develop a criminal justice framework for “emerging adults” between 18 and 25.
New York Needs to Erase the Age, Not Raise It
In NY, foster youth are subjected to the "raise the age" policy. Instead, we should be erasing the age, writes Schifane Philippeaux.
Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth Co-Founder Stepping Down
Jody Kent Lavy, who co-founded the Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth and has served as co-executive director for 14 years, is stepping down this fall. Her counterpart, Xavier McElrath-Bey will remain as the organization's sole executive director upon her departure.
New York Officials, Advocates Debate Youth Justice Reform Amid Crime Fears
New York lawmakers, judges, lawyers and advocates gathered Thursday for a discussion about the state's 5-year-old "Raise the Age" law.
New York County Leaders Say Detention Beds are Lacking for 16- and 17-year-olds Accused of Serious Crimes
New York county leaders say there are too few secure detention facilities for teens awaiting trial, but greater capacity could be years away.
Rochester Child Psychiatrist Works with Community Groups to Heal Young Patients Wounded by Violence
In Rochester, child psychiatrist Michael Scharf is part of a team addressing the trauma of youth violence, and how to prevent it.
Colorado Considers a Raise the Age Youth Justice Bill
The House Judiciary Committee last week approved a Colorado bill that would raise the age of criminal responsibility in the state.
Raising The Age of Criminal Prosecution: How Does it Serve Youth and The Public?
The purpose of the Raise the Age law was to ensure that more youth would benefit from the Family Court’s rehabilitative focus and sealed records policies.