‘Raise the Age’ Advocates are Back


January 4, 2017


I can’t believe we’re here saying this again,” organizer Joe Paparone said Wednesday at the start of a Raise the Age demonstration in the Capitol. For several years now, criminal justice system reform advocates have been pushing, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s help, a “Raise the Age” initiative that would prevent many 16 and 17-year-old youths from being treated as adults in the criminal justice system.
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