Res. No. 1067
Resolution supporting New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s call on the New York State Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign legislation raising the age of criminal responsibility for nonviolent offenses to 18 and permit the cases of 16 and 17 year-olds charged with such offenses to be adjudicated in the Family Court rather than the adult criminal justice system.
By Council Members Gonzalez, Crowley, the Speaker (Council Member Quinn), Barron, Brewer, Cabrera, Chin, Dickens, Dromm, Ferreras, Foster, Jackson, James, Lander, Mark-Viverito, Mendez, Nelson, Palma, Recchia Jr., Rose, Seabrook, Vann, Williams, Arroyo, Sanders Jr., Rodriguez, Levin, Van Bramer and Gennaro
Whereas, At the time of enactment of the 1962 New York State Family Court Act, the New York State Legislature chose 16 to be the age of criminal responsibility as a temporary measure until public hearings and research could be conducted; and
Whereas, The age set by the New York ...Click here for full text