From the Morning Memo:

The Legal Aid Society has endorsed the effort to raise the age of criminal responsibility, but not without questioning some aspects of the proposal.

In the main, the group backs the effort to increase the age for trying a persona as an adult to 18 in the state, a move that is called “long overdue.”

But the group is skeptical of provisions that deal with 16- and 17-year-olds in legal trouble.

“The Governor’s bill, while not complete in its recognition of 16 and 17 year olds as adolescents, goes a long way in accomplishing long overdue reform. And while this is a significant first step, we are disappointed that under this bill Youthful Offender adjudications will be utilized as a predicate crime,” the group wrote in a memo being released later today.

Memo in Support of Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility %283 23 15%29 %282%29 by Nick Reisman