Organizational Sign-On: No Rollbacks to Raise the Age Reforms

March 18 – Please join us in calling on Governor Hochul and New York State lawmakers to reject a proposed plan to roll back New York’s Raise the Age law, and permit more 16- and 17-year-olds to be prosecuted as adults. These rollbacks will harm our young people and communities and will not address the causes of gun violence. We cannot return to unsound and racially biased policies that failed to keep young people or communities safe when we used them in the past.

We ask that you standing with us in support of our young people and communities. We need investment in what we know works to help recover from the collective trauma of the past two years. We must not go backwards.

Please sign on by March 18, 2022 at 5:00pm Eastern.


The Raise the Age NY Coalition includes organizations from across New York, including formerly-incarcerated youth and their families, child advocates, service providers, faith leaders, legal services groups, and unions. Together, we helped pass the Raise the Age law to end the practice of automatically charging all 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. Today, we stand with allies from across the state who are moving youth justice forward.