Advocating for Raise the Age in the State Budget
State lawmakers have been unable to reach a consensus on raising the age of criminal responsibility. It’s one of the more contentious issues that has held up the state budget. Democratic lawmakers in both houses refuse to vote on a final spending plan without the inclusion of raise the age. We discussed this with Martin Feinman from the Legal Aid Society and Stephanie Gendell from the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York.