Raising the Age Raises Us All

, New York Law Journal


Rory I. Lancman and Joshua Kingsley write: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's renewed push in his State of the State address to raise the age of criminal responsibility is a critically important component of criminal justice reform. It's also an opportunity for New York City—working with the judiciary, the district attorneys and the defense bar—to expand local policies and procedures to mitigate the effects of New York's draconian age threshold while we wait to see if the legislature heeds Gov. Cuomo's call.

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