30-Second Short: Our Voices

Did you know that in New York, all 16- and 17-year-olds were automatically charged as adults, for any offense, until the new “Raise the Age” law began to go into effect in 2018? Law enforcement, faith leaders, judges, families, young people, attorneys, advocates and more came together to help pass the law. Beth Powers, former youth justice director with Children’s Defense Fund-New York (CDF-NY) explains why this matters in 30 seconds or less. Learn more: RaisetheAgeNY.com | #RaisetheAgeNY