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‘Raise the Age’ program may not move teens from Rikers by deadline: investigation

An exclusive PIX11 investigation found several unanswered questions around New York City’s plans to move 16 and 17-year-olds from Rikers Island. In 2017, Governor Andrew Coumo championed the passage of new criminal justice legislation, Raise the Age. Under the new law, New York City is required to remove 16 and 17-year-olds from Rikers by October 1. However, several sources with knowledge of the city’s plans say they will likely miss the deadline.