Widespread Condemnation of 8-year-old Boy’s Treatment by Syracuse Police Continues


Widespread Condemnation of 8-year-old Boy’s Treatment by Syracuse Police Continues

In New York, activist groups, residents and Gov. Kathy Hochul reacted last week to a video of Syracuse police detaining an 8-year-old boy.

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New York Officials, Advocates Praise Early Progress For Cuomo’s Youth Justice Overhaul

Nearly a year after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Raise the Age legislation moving 16- and 17-year-olds out of the adult justice system,  state government officials and youth advocates say conditions are significantly improving for teens in trouble with the law.

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Teen Arrests Are Falling Sharply Across New York This Year, After Cuomo’s Justice Reform

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Raise the Age (RTA) reform law was intended to overhaul the justice system for 16- and 17-year-olds charged with crimes — mandating a new, rehabilitation-focused network of detention facilities, court rooms and punishments for teens who are arrested.

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New York “Raised the Age” of Criminal Responsibility this Week. It’s a Major Reform. Is the State Ready?

New York politicians and youth advocates celebrated a major juvenile justice reform this week. The state was one of only two that treated all older teens as adults in the eyes of the law until Monday, when Gov.


Say Yes, Growing College Access Program, Gets Boost from Wallace Foundation

Say Yes To Education, a nonprofit with chapters in six northeast cities that is dedicated to increasing high school and college graduation rates for students in urban school districts, will expand its program in Upstate New York, and has added 11 new colleges to its Higher Education Compact.