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Funding Approved for “Raise the Age” Consulting Services

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Funding Approved for “Raise the Age” Consulting Services

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Following up authorization last month for Tompkins County to participate in a multi-county “Raise the Age” Compliance Coalition, Legislators, without dissent, authorized the County to enter into an agreement with Treahy Consultation Services (TCS) for a collaborative study, and appropriated $15,000 from the Contingent Fund to support the County’s portion of the cost.  (Legislator Leslyn McBean-Clairborne was excused.) 

The Coalition-sponsored study will assess detention needs of the counties under the “Raise the Age” mandate and identify potential regional sites or sites that could be renovated or developed to provide both secure and specialized secure detention for the counties, as the legislation requires for 16- and 17-year-old youth, who may no longer be incarcerated with adults.  The first phase of the RTA requirement takes effect as of October 1.