Juvenile Justice Reform

The New York State Commission on Youth, Public Safety & Justice was created in 2014 to provide recommendations to the Governor pertaining to youth in the state’s criminal and juvenile justice systems. The Commission’s report contains 38 unanimous recommendations and details a comprehensive strategy to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 15 to 17 in New York State while enhancing public safety and providing opportunity for youth.

Raise the Age Proposal Data

The following statistics were compiled to assist the work of the Commission:

Juvenile Justice Data

New York State juvenile justice data are compiled by a variety of state and local agencies, including the Office of Children and Family Services, the Office of Court Administration, the Office of the New York City Criminal Justice Coordinator, the New York City Administration for Children’s Services and the New York City Police Department. DCJS partners with these agencies and others to compile and analyze juvenile justice data, producing a statewide picture of juvenile justice trends.