Because I’m 16

In his State of the State Address, Governor Cuomo announced the establishment of the Commission on Youth, Public Safety & Justice.  This Commission will be responsible for developing recommendations on how to better aid youth in the juvenile justice system in addition to creating a road map on how to raise the age.  The Raise the Age Initiative has been gaining momentum over the past year.  The New York Center for Juvenile Justice, with the help of its Juvenile Justice Academy and Director TJ Parsell, Executive Director of the Campaign for Responsible Justice, collaborated on a short video to build awareness for the Raise the Age Initiative.  The video is entitled, Because I’m 16.