Division of Criminal Justice Services

Juvenile Offender (JO) and Adolescent Offender (AO) Arrests, Court Case Outcomes and Youth Part Activity

New York State’s Raise the Age Law created a Youth Part of Criminal Court to handle cases involving 16-year-olds (effective Oct. 1, 2018) and 17-year-olds (effective Oct. 1, 2019). The Youth Part handles felony arrests involving 16- or 17-year-olds (adolescent offenders) and arrests involving 13-, 14- and 15-year-olds for certain serious felony crimes (juvenile offenders). These cases either remain in Youth Part or are transferred to (also referred to as removed to) probation intake or Family Court, where they are treated as juvenile delinquency cases.
See data notes for definitions and additional information on Youth Part case processing.

Data are available for the following years: