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8 Features of NY's Raise the Age Law

Posted on August 21, 2018

A law passed in 2017 raises the age of criminal responsibility in New York from 16 to 18. Many provisions of the so-called Raise the Age Law go into effect October 1, 2018.

The long-overdue legislation will shield many 16- and 17-year-olds from the stigma of criminal convictions that would otherwise follow them for the rest of their lives.

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