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Lawmakers agree to expungement of juvenile recordsThe Daily News of NewburyportWhile the state allows the sealing of juvenile records after a period of time, the wait is often long and law enforcement officials and others can still view the information. The state is poised to change that as part of a wide-ranging criminal justice ...and more »

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Teenagers urge lawmakers to pass bill sealing juvenile recordswwlp.comBOSTON (WWLP) — Teenagers are pushing for lawmakers to pass legislation that would seal or erase certain juvenile records. They say such a move would give young people a second chance. Nearly 30 percent of youthful offenders are convicted of new ...and more »

Worcester Telegram
Senate criminal reform bill addresses juvenile justice, changing age of adulthoodWorcester TelegramThe Senate bill would allow sealing of juvenile records within one year instead of three. Other provisions would exclude juvenile arrests from police arrest logs. “Sealing a record is helpful, but it's not enough,” said Jefferson Alvarez, 21, a youth ...

Lowell Sun
Advocates applaud softening of juvenile justice in Senate reform bill (VIDEO)Lowell SunJefferson Alvarez, 21, of Lawrence, a youth leader at UTEC in Lowell, does routing and sanding at UTEC's woodshop, as well as studying for a GED. He supports a bill which would make it easier to expunge juvenile criminal records to enhance their ...

Judge Can't Craft Exception to Sealing of Juvenile's RecordsMetropolitan News-EnterpriseA minor who drove under the influence, and acknowledged in writing his awareness of the dangerousness of the activity, will not face the prospect that his acknowledgement will be used to establish implied malice, necessary for a second degree murder ...

Letter: Law on sealing files exists for a reasongoskagit.comThe son served his sentence and, under state law, as the article states, if a juvenile has completed their sentence and has committed no new offenses in an eight-year period, that person may request to have their juvenile record sealed. That seems ...

Plan for sealing criminal records divides employers, advocatesLowell SunMeanwhile, advocates, including members of Jobs Not Jail, say that sealing records sooner reduces the number of obstacles former convicts face after leaving the criminal justice system. "(Criminal record requests) create barriers to everything someone ...and more »

Juvenile justice reform falls short in Louisville as 14 teenagers face murder charges in 2017WDRBShe agrees that her father's murder could have been prevented. "Actually, all of the kids have a record except for one," she said. The cases of all 14 minors charged with murder in the city in 2017 remain in juvenile court, sealing their names from the ...and more »

KING5.com
Convicted killer wants record sealed, prosecutor pushes backKING5.comEight years later, he now wants his criminal record sealed and vacated so no one can know about his crime. That's usually what happens with juveniles convicted of lesser crimes like car theft or shoplifting, but Skagit County Prosecutor Rich Weyrich ...Prosecutor Outs Effort to Seal Juvenile Murder ConvictionU.S. News & World ReportFiles sealed in old Mount Vernon murder casegoskagit.comall 7 news articles »

Daily Californian
CA passes legislation permitting individuals to seal juvenile recordsDaily CalifornianThe California State Legislature passed Senate Bill 312 on Tuesday, allowing individuals convicted of a crime before their 17th birthday to petition a court and potentially have their criminal record sealed. Criminal records may be accessed under ...

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