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:
- Arrests involving 16-17 Year Olds by County and Region (2/2015)
Arrest counts for misdemeanor, non-violent felony, and violent felony offenses over the last five years. Includes statewide, region and individual county summaries.
- Dispositions of Arrests involving 16 and 17 Year Olds by County and Region (2/2015)
Dispositions of arrests involving 16 and 17 year olds for felony and misdemeanor offenses over the last five years. Includes statewide, region and individual county summaries.
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.