Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Tow Foundation President Emily Tow Jackson Supports Governor Cuomo's Recommendation to Raise the Age
New York state should raise the age that youths can be tried and convicted as adults to 18, a commission appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo recommended Monday.
Cuomo, speaking in Albany, said he planned to propose the recommendations of the Governor’s Commission on Youth, Public Safety & Justice as a legislative package to the State Assembly.
“I’m incredibly excited about the recommendations and particularly that the governor said he is going to present them as a package legislatively,” said commission member Emily Tow Jackson, executive director and president of The Tow Foundation, based in New Canaan, Conn.