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.
Operations and Oversight Committee– The committee review current facility operations and oversight and make recommendations related to compliance with the new law.
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.
Education Committee– The committee will review emerging educational requirements related to raise the age.
The Capital District Regional Planning Commission developed population projections on behalf of CDYCI. The projections examined the current population and the impacts of adding the new AO population to the facility. For CDYCI counties, the estimated average daily population range for the new AOs and JDs generated by the Raise the Age law is 14-16 individuals. These ranges are consistent with both OCFS projections and the jail census for 16-17 year olds. The existing average daily population from the CDYCI counties is 10. The estimated total average daily beds required are 23-26.
The detailed projections and methodology are below.