Friday, March 6, 2015
Philanthropic Groups Sign on to Raise the Age Campaign
A coalition of philanthropic organizations on Friday released a letter to legislative leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging them to adopt proposed changes to the state’s juvenile justice system.
At the heart of the push is an effort backed by Cuomo to raise the age of criminal responsibility to be in line with nearly every other state in the country.
Those signing on to the letter include the David Rockefeller Fund, the Andrus Family Fund, Tiger Foundation, Tow Foundation, New York Foundation, Sills Family Foundation, Pinkerton Foundation and the Bernard F. and Alva B. Gimbel Foundation, among others.
The letter comes after a group of sheriffs from around state signed a letter backing the juvenile justice reforms as well....