By Claudia Bellofatto SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– New York was previously one of only two states that automatically prosecuted 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. As a result, thousands of youths were unfairly punished and prevented from services that were needed to rehabilitate themselves. In many cases, this justice system led to even more youth crimes. Now, with the R
aise The Age law, New York’s yout
h who commit non-violent crimes will receive support and programming instead of facing adult
crime charges. Learn more in this quick video below.