This is a new chapter where young people can recover from past wrongs without forfeiting their futures.

-- Speaker Carl E. Heastie

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Appreciation for the Assembly Majority

Dear Assembly Speaker Heastie,

As members of the Raise the Age NY Campaign, we write to thank you for making Raise the Age a priority in the state budget and for passing legislation that raises the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18. This long-awaited reform will improve the lives of thousands of youth, increase public safety for all New Yorkers, and make New York's judicial system more fair and just for youth...

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