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Tompkins considered leaders in ‘Raise the Age’ changes

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Raise the Age legislation into law in April 2017, the administration assured counties it was not another unfunded mandate. Implementation of the law, which moves most 16- and 17-year-olds out of the adult criminal justice system, would fall to county governments, but the state would bear the costs, reimbursing counties for 100% of Raise the Age implementation costs.

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