Advocates celebrate passage of bill that stops courts from trying teens as adults

An organization that fought to raise the age at which a teen could be tried as an adult in New York celebrated their hard work on Tuesday.

The White Plains-based Westchester Children’s Association claimed victory after the “Raise the Age” signed into law this past April. The legislation will stop the state from prosecuting 16 and 17-year-olds as adults….. READ FULL STORY HERE