Raise the Age

Raise the Age book cover

On October 1, 2018, New York state "raised the age" of criminal responsibility, changing the way that the justice system handles 16- and 17-year olds who have been arrested. This new sets of laws, policies, and procedures has resulted in fewer young people facing adult prosecution. A new report, Making Raise the Age Work for New York City Youth, features DOP's work in keeping young people safely in their own communities.

Read the full report here