Fordham Conversations: Raise The Age
Sixteen and seventeen year old New Yorkers can't vote, buy tobacco or even rent a car. But they are tried as adults in New York's Criminal Justice System. This makes the Empire State and North Carolina the only two states to do so. On today's show, we will talk to members of a colaition that is working to keep teens out of the adult justice system. We will also hear from Fordham Professor Keith Cruise, who studies the mental and physical toll of teens who are tried as adults. But first we will talk to the Director and Campaign Manager of the Juvenile Justice Project at the Correctional Association of New York-- Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco and Angelo Pinto. They are part of a coalition that is trying to raise the age.