Q. What is Raise the Age (RTA)?
"New York’s Raise the Age (RTA) Legislation changed the age that a child can be prosecuted as an adult to 18 years old in criminal cases in New York State. Prior to RTA, New York was one of two remaining states to treat all 16 and 17 years old as adults. RTA changed the age of criminal responsibility to:
- 17, as of October 1, 2018
- 18, as of October 1, 2019"