New York’s Age Of Criminal Responsibility Discussed with Medical Residents

Posted: November 29th, 2012 | by Yuval Sheer

On November 6, 2012 Judge Corriero was invited to speak before an incoming class of medical residents in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, the largest healthcare provider in the Bronx. Judge Corriero’s presentation was part of a discussion about the prevalence and impact of incarceration on the community that the hospital serves.

Judge Corriero thanked the residents for deciding to dedicate themselves to serving children growing up in our poorest communities. He emphasized that New York’s practice of trying children as adults denies many children the opportunity to participate in the American Dream because of mistakes made at a young age. Judge Corriero called for improving justice for children by raising the age of criminal responsibility in New York to 18.

We want to thank Montefiore’s Department of Family and Social Medicine for providing us with the opportunity to present this topic to the incoming residents.


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