Raise The Age NY Statement Regarding Budget Extender

It’s a  disappointment that our elected officials have been unable to come to an agreement on a budget that includes smart-on-crime legislation that would reduce recidivism and protect public safety.  Until they do so, New York will continue to lag behind the rest of the country.

We urge the Governor and State Legislature to remain in Albany this week and to reach a final budget agreement that includes Raise the Age legislation. The time is now for New York to do right by our youth and heed the scientific research that shows the juvenile system works best for teenagers and communities.

Continue to take action: bit.ly/rta2017