Outside the City, New York’s Youth Defendants Detained Far from Home
When defense attorney Michael Perehinec’s 16-year-old client was arrested in New York’s Tompkins County last spring, the judge at his arraignment decided to place him in state custody. The client faced violent felony charges, making it difficult, Perehinec said, to argue that he should be immediately released and supervised within the community before a trial.
New York Pours Money into “Anchor” Counties as Part of Juvenile Justice Reform
When Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed Raise the Age legislation into law in April 2017, the administration assured counties it was not another unfunded mandate. Implementation of the law, which moves most 16- and 17-year-olds out of the adult criminal justice system, would fall to county governments, but the state would bear the costs, reimbursing counties for 100 percent of Raise the Age implementation costs.