Post Tagged with: "Raise the Age"

Carmen Arriaga. South Bronx residents spoke about the transfer of minors form the Rikers Island prison to the Horizon Juvenile Center. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Minors to Be Transferred from Rikers to the Bronx

Bronx, Criminal Justice, Youth October 1, 2018 at 5:45 pm

As the Raise the Age policy takes effect Bronx residents welcome the arrival of almost 100 minors from Rikers Island to a detention center, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Residents at the Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center. (Photo by José Martínez via El Diario)

Inside Crossroads, a ‘Maximum Security Prison’ For Youths

Brooklyn, Youth August 29, 2018 at 2:41 pm

An El Diario/La Prensa reporter visited the Crossroads Juvenile Detention Center in Brooklyn and talked with inmates as well as officials discussing “Raise the Age” and a probable transfer of youths from Rikers Island.

These protesters are part of a growing movement in New York to raise the age at which a juvenile can be tried in adult criminal court. (Photo via Raise the Age/Facebook)

Campaign Fights for Juvenile Rights

Crime October 1, 2013 at 3:52 pm

The “Raise the Age” campaign is fighting across the city to increase the age at which juveniles can be tried in adult court, reports The Uptowner. As it stands now, New York and North Carolina are the only two states that charge all juvenile offenders 16 and over as adults.