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Teen Arrests Are Falling Sharply Across New York This Year, After Cuomo’s Justice Reform

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Raise the Age (RTA) reform law was intended to overhaul the justice system for 16- and 17-year-olds charged with crimes — mandating a new, rehabilitation-focused network of detention facilities, court […]

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As New York Raises The Age, Youth Arrests Fall

Since the implementation of New York’s Raise the Age (RTA) law in October, not much has changed for upstate Jefferson County. While 16-year-olds who would have previously been charged in adult court are now being […]