Youth Justice

Raise the Age Bill Summary

On April 10, 2017, Governor Cuomo signed into law “Raise the Age” legislation that was included as part of the State Budget. It can be found in A-3009c/S-2009c Part WWW. The presumptive age of juvenile accountability is raised for 16 year olds effective 10/1/18 and for 17 year olds effective 10/1/19.