***MEDIA ADVISORY*** The Legal Aid Society, Speaker Mark-Viverito to Host Rally and Press Conference

  
(New York, NY) – The Legal Aid Society and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito will join other defender organizations, child welfare advocates and stakeholders on Wednesday March 22, 2017 at City Hall calling on Albany to enact reforms that fully raises the age of criminal responsibility in New York State. New York is one of two states – the other, North Carolina – that still prosecutes 16 and 17 year olds as adults before the law.
 
What: Rally and press conference calling on Albany to enact reforms this legislative session that fully raises the age of criminal responsibility in New York State. 
 
Who: The Legal Aid Society, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, defender organizations, child welfare advocates and others.
 
When: Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm.
 
Where: City Hall, Downtown Manhattan