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Rochester Child Psychiatrist Works with Community Groups to Heal Patients After They Leave the Hospital

5/26/2022

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.

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Colorado Considers a Raise the Age Youth Justice Bill

3/17/2022

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.

Finally, More Judges Headed to ‘Desperately Overstretched’ New York Family Courts

3/10/2022

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.

New York Sees Pushback Against Raise the Age Laws

3/8/2022

Calls to Roll Back Raise the Age Laws Reach NY Statehouse, But Find Little Traction

Amid an uptick in crime in recent years, some New York lawmakers are calling to roll back Raise the Age laws that keep teens out of adult prisons.

Columbia University Report Backs Overhaul of Colorado’s Juvenile Justice Approach

2/7/2022

Columbia University Report Reimagines Colorado’s Juvenile Justice Approach

A recent Columbia University report urges Colorado lawmakers to raise the age of eligibility for the state's Youthful Offender System, among other recommendations.

New York City Mayor’s Plan to Address Gun Violence Would Roll Back Juvenile Justice Reforms, Critics Say

1/28/2022

New York City Mayor’s Plan to Address Gun Violence Would Roll Back Juvenile Justice Reforms, Critics Say

One aspect of New York City Mayor Eric Adams' plan to end gun violence would roll back recent juvenile justice reforms, critics say.

    Colorado Considers a Raise the Age Youth Justice Bill

    9/15/2021

    North Carolina Raises the Floor for Prosecution to 8 Years Old

    Six- and 7-year-olds accused of committing felonies in North Carolina will no longer be prosecuted in criminal court under a juvenile justice bill Gov. Roy Cooper signed on Aug. 30.

    6/29/2021

    Advocates Tout Data Showing Raise the Age Laws Haven’t Overwhelmed States’ Juvenile Facilities

    Raise the age laws have kept tens of thousands of young people out of adult prisons, according to a new national report from The Sentencing Project.
    Roughly 100,000 fewer youth will enter the adult criminal justice system this year and in future years, as a result of a quiet but powerful reform movement known as “Raise the Age.” 

    Youth Services Insider

    4/26/2021

    North Carolina D.A. Erases Criminal Records for Former Juvenile Offenders

    Almost 300 people in North Carolina who were prosecuted in adult court for things they did as 16- and 17-year-olds had those records erased from the books this week. The news came as Durham County’s chief prosecutor, Satana Deberry, announced that she was taking the action voluntarily in the wake of laws that have changed in the intervening years.