Raise the Age

In September 2017, the Capital District Youth Center, Inc convened stakeholders from among its member counties to determine the path forward to ensure compliance with the Raise the Age (RTA) law.  The following list of subcommittees were established to tackle more specific issues.

Building Committee – The committee will review the characteristics of the building, determine what, if any, examinations are needed for building alterations related to the four cohorts M/F JD, JOs; M/F AOs.

October 24, 2pm at CDRPC’s offices Building Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes

Operations and Oversight Committee – The committee review current facility operations and oversight and make recommendations related to compliance with the new law.

November 3, 2pm at CDPRC’s offices Operations and Oversight Committee Agenda 11-3-17 Meeting Minutes

January 16, 2018, 2pm Operations and Oversight Committee Agenda 1-16-18

Finance Committee – The committee will determine the most efficient method to track RTA related expenses and ensure 100% reimbursement by eligible counties or CDYCI.

January 4, 2018, 2pm Finance Committee Agenda Jan 4 Finance Committee Meeting notes- Jan 4, 2018

Education Committee – The committee will review emerging educational requirements related to raise the age.

Population Analysis – 

  • CDRPC examined occupancy measured as bed days over a 15-month period from January 2016 to March 2017. The data included actual utilization for JDs/JOs and estimated utilization based on the population of potential AOs in “owner-county” jails over the same period.
  • Age, gender, and place of origin, and were contrasted against maximum capacity based on the existing 8, 13 bed wings, and additional 3 beds typically used for females for a total capacity of 24 beds
  • Based on a 31 day month, total capacity of the 24-bed facility is 744 bed days per month

Raise the Age Population Analysis Findings