A journey that leads home can take one a long way  The Daily WorldHello, Daily World readers! I am grateful to be guest-writing this month's Justice in Motion column. Although this column usually focuses on specific legal issues, ...

Youth’s case offers glimpse into juvenile justice system  Albuquerque JournalNewly unsealed records show a fight derailed 18-year-old's probation.

Sealing or expunging a Massachusetts OUI arrest  Augusta Free PressIf you have been arrested for an OUI in Massachusetts and would like to have your record sealed, or the arrest expunged from your criminal history, there are a ...

America’s Criminal Justice System Is Failing Young People Like Me. Clean Slate Laws Are the Answer  TeenVogue.comIn an op-ed for "Teen Vogue," Peter Rezk shares what he's learned during his journey from selling weed in high school to studying law in college.

Delaware made it too hard to expunge juvenile records. We're fixing that.  The News JournalYouth deserve to be held accountable for mistakes, but the punishment shouldn't haunt them through adulthood, two criminal justice experts argue.

Should juvenile criminal records be kept secret?  Albuquerque JournalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Advocates weigh in on rule changes that would seal most cases – from rape to vandalism.

Maine Compass: Attorney general race should be about justice for all  Kennebec Journal & Morning SentinelThe recent state election showed that voters want to bring change to the State House, and that naturally brings up the question of what kind of change they are ...

It Just Became Easier to Clean A Criminal Record in the Garden State  NJ SpotlightCourts already deal with 10000 expungement applications annually. Reforms 'will open the door' for thousands more to apply.

Court suspends juvenile record amendments  Albuquerque JournalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Amendments to a court rule that made juvenile records inaccessible to the public are being suspended by the New Mexico Supreme ...

Lawmakers agree to expungement of juvenile records  The Daily News of NewburyportBOSTON — Juvenile criminal records can haunt people long past their punishments, preventing them from getting a job, housing or going to college.

Gregg County 'strong' because of its people, judge says  Longview News-JournalThe strength of Gregg County's people — 500-plus employees, agencies and partners — are why the county and its financial health, security and future are ...

State law that keeps juvenile records private also shields police from scrutiny, advocates say  Chicago TribuneLawmakers strengthened the Juvenile Court Act in 2015, but it's having the unintended consequence of obscuring interactions between juveniles and police.

Land of Lincoln hosts clinic to expunge or seal criminal records in Carbondale  The SouthernCARBONDALE — Several residents used a clinic in downtown Carbondale Saturday to take the first step in moving forward a prior criminal conviction.

California Governor Brown Signs SB 312 Authorizing Courts to Seal Juvenile Records for Certain Offenses  ESR NEWSCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 312 (SB 312) which authorizes courts to seal juvenile records for certain offenses.

More Second Chances for Washington Youth with New Juvenile Justice Diversion Law  The Chronicle of Social ChangeNew law aims to divert youth from the juvenile justice system and strengthen the state's network of community-based *service* providers.

A First in the Nation, Pennsylvania Seals Some Criminal Records  GoverningGov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed a "clean slate" bill that seals nonviolent criminal records after a decade, a move that progressive groups touted as a first for ...

California passes legislation permitting individuals to seal juvenile records  Daily CalifornianCalifornia passed legislation on Tuesday, allowing individuals convicted of a crime before their 17th birthday to have their criminal records sealed.

Advocates fight to erase shadow of juvenile court records  The Boston GlobeMassachusetts is one of 19 states where records of juvenile arrests remain accessible.

7 Key Provisions Of The Criminal Justice Bill  WBURCalling the legislation "complicated," Gov. Charlie Baker has not yet indicated whether he will sign the sweeping reforms into law. Here are some of the major ...

Opinion | Sealing Juvenile Records  New York TimesMarcy Mistrett of the Campaign for Youth Justice writes that “the juvenile court must follow its original mandate and allow all young people to have a second ...

Long-awaited ‘clean slate’ bill moves to Gov. Wolf  Philly.comHARRISBURG — A *fresh* start. A tabula rasa. A clean slate. Related stories. Gov. Wolf signs no-new-taxes Pa. budget. Pennsylvanians who were arrested or ...

Criminal justice reforms before lawmakers  The Salem NewsBOSTON — Lawmakers are poised to overhaul the state's criminal laws, with a reform that backers say will improve public safety while giving people with ...

New law will erase some juvenile records in Colorado  KKTV 11 NewsIt is now easier for teenagers to erase their criminal records in the Centennial State.

State ruling affirms easier sealing of juvenile-court records  The Seattle TimesThe state Supreme Court finds that access to juvenile-court records is not guaranteed by the law and some files can be sealed so mistakes don't follow a young ...

Expungement process in North Dakota's Measure 3 criticized as 'remarkably horrible'  Grand Forks HeraldBISMARCK — If North Dakota voters pass Measure 3 to legalize recreational marijuana, its passage would call for expungement of marijuana-related ...

Kids who commit crimes in Maine still pay long after they turn 18  Bangor Daily NewsIn Maine, these paper trails can continue to affect people for the rest of their lives — even when they believe the documents are blocked from public view.. Maine ...

Aaron Rodgers has an “interest on who the next guy would be”  NBC SportsThe elephant in the room for the Packers continues to be the relationship between quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the next head coach. But everyone involved ...

Rauner signs bill removing barriers for human trafficking survivors  Illinois PolicyGov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law a measure allowing human trafficking survivors to apply to have their criminal records sealed for offences committed ...

Mount Vernon woman sues staffing firms for blocking job over juvenile record  Westfair OnlineMount Vernon woman sues staffing companies for alleged violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act, for blocking health care job after background check finds ...

Mass. Legislature Poised To Allow Expungement Of Some Juvenile Criminal Records  WBURWhen juveniles are convicted of crimes in the state of Massachusetts, their criminal records may haunt them long past their punishments, with the potential to ...

Convicted killer wants record sealed, prosecutor pushes back  KING5.comA convicted killer wants his court records sealed so he can get on with his life, but a county prosecutor says "no way."

3 California Reforms Support Youth Record Sealing, Re-entry  Juvenile Justice Information ExchangeIn 2015, California came three steps closer to realizing the founding concepts of the juvenile justice system and securing successful re-entry for justice-involved ...

Senate criminal reform bill addresses juvenile justice, changing age of adulthood  Worcester TelegramBOSTON – Activists are applauding as a step in the right direction a package of juvenile justice provisions included in a comprehensive Massachusetts Senate ...

Participatory Defense Could Open Up Juvenile Court, Helping Both Accused, Society  Juvenile Justice Information ExchangeJuvenile court proceedings are closed to the public for good reason. As a matter of policy, we want to safeguard the privacy of young people charged with ...

Massachusetts should clear juvenile records  CommonWealth magazineA WHO'S WHO crowd of criminal justice leaders gathered at the Seaport Hotel on Monday for the annual fundraising breakfast for the Chelsea-based nonprofit ...

EDITORIAL: What idolizing Luke Heimlich says about the OSU community  The Daily BarometerEditorials represent the opinions of the Editorial Board and are separate from reporting or letters to the editor.

Sealing Juvenile Record Has Benefits And Barriers  Huffington PostOriginally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Sayre Quevedo It's widely ass...

PA First 'Clean Slate' State Sealing Criminal Records  Crime ReportPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a "clean slate" bill that seals nonviolent criminal records after a decade, a move that progressive goups touted as a first for ...

Nevada's New Record-Sealing Law: 'One of Broadest' in U.S.  Crime ReportA forthcoming law to seal some felony records five years after probation puts Nevada in the front ranks of the 44 states and territories that employ similar ...

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Voter Guide: Hennepin County Attorney  Southwest JournalThe race for Hennepin County Attorney offers a challenger focused on second chances and an incumbent focused on deep experience. The DFL-endorsed ...

The Dangerous Myth That Juvenile Criminal Records Are Sealed Forever  Vocativ“A juvenile's record is sealed at a certain age. The charges get dropped. It's automatic.” It's a common belief that any encounters a young person might have with ...

Path to getting court to seal record not always clear  Virginia Lawyers WeeklyBy Erik Baines. records_main Statutes and the common law govern the court's authority to seal (or sequester) its record. See generally Shenandoah Pub. House ...

California\'s New Marijuana Law Is a First But Likely Not the Last  GoverningThe unprecedented legislation implements an automatic statewide process to potentially reduce or dismiss sentences and records for crimes that are no longer ...

Prosecutor outs effort to seal juvenile murder conviction  The Daily HeraldThe Skagit County prosecutor alerted the media that Steven Rickards was trying to have the records sealed.

Why Does the US Sentence Children to Life in Prison?  JSTOR DailyThe U.S. is the only country in the world that sentences people to die in prison for offenses committed while under the age of 18.

Landmark Criminal Justice Reform Law Announced  Charlestown Patriot BridgeSen. Sal DiDomenico (D-Everett) and Representative Daniel Ryan (D-Charlestown) recently announced that the landmark criminal justice reform p...

Juvenile Records Often Have Lifelong Consequences: Experts Say  Juvenile Justice Information ExchangeJuvenile records can often have serious lifelong consequences — and the remedies of expunging or sealing the records are often too costly and too complicated ...

Shrouded justice: Thousands of Colorado court cases hidden from public view on judges’ orders  The Denver PostThousands of court cases across Colorado -- hundreds of them involving violent felonies -- are hidden from public view, concealed behind judges' orders that ...

Gov. Charlie Baker signs landmark Massachusetts criminal justice overhaul, despite concerns  MassLive.comBOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday signed a major overhaul of Massachusetts' criminal justice system, calling it a bill that "takes our criminal justice system ...

Juvenile Records Too Often Barriers to Education, Employment  Juvenile Justice Information ExchangeStates should do more to protect the confidentiality of juvenile records to ensure young adults are able to access education and employment, a new report says.

California Legislature Passes Bill That Could Give Former Juvenile Offenders a Fresh Start  East Bay ExpressFrankie Guzman is a lawyer for the National Center for Youth Law who's helped make major changes to the state's criminal justice system and holds...

For Juvenile Records, It's 'Justice by Geography'  Pacific StandardA new study finds an inconsistent patchwork of policies across states for how juvenile records are sealed and expunged.

Cooper signs law making it easier for some to clear criminal slates  News & ObserverGov. Roy Cooper praised the law as a bipartisan effort making it easier for some to have their criminal records expunged.

Five Things You Didn't Know About Clearing Your Record  The Marshall ProjectA Nashville lawyer hopes to wipe clean some arrest records for 128,000 Tennesseans. The lawyer, Daniel Horwitz, who has worked on multiple cases regarding ...

‘Mobbing’ defendant’s court file sealed  Albuquerque JournalDistrict Court blocks access to juvenile criminal files, citing proposal before the state Supreme Court.

Just 3 in 1,000 juvenile arrest records expunged in Illinois, report says  Chicago TribuneOnly a tiny share of juvenile arrest records in Illinois get expunged because of burdensome state laws that are "among the worst in the nation," creating ...

Teen accused in crime spree faces second competency review  Deseret NewsA judge has ordered another competency evaluation for one of two teen boys charged in a violent May crime spree.

Eligible individuals can have minor criminal infractions expunged from record, resolve outstanding warrants and fines on "Second Chance Saturday"  RiverBender.comGRANITE CITY People with past criminal charges often have difficulty re-entering the workforce and building a better life for their families. Expunging.

Plan for sealing criminal records divides employers, advocates  Lowell SunBOSTON -- When Fitchburg resident David Gonzalez left the prison system in 2000, he felt fortunate to find a job.

New Illinois Laws 2018: Crime, Courts, Corrections, Cops  Patch.comLaw enforcement agencies throughout the state will be required to develop a written policy regarding the investigation of officer-involved criminal sexual ...

Obama's 'Sealed' Records  FactCheck.orgQ: Are Obama's early records “sealed”? A: No. Many records that presidential candidates don't ordinarily release do remain confidential, but they are not ...

Sex-Trafficking Victims Are Forced to Relive Their Traumas in Order to Clear Their Records  RewireMonica Charleston couldn't move. It was 5 a.m., and the sky was still dark. But her feet would not budge from the street corner in Manhattan's SoHo ...

Schneider: Improving foster care should include juvenile justice reforms  Houston ChronicleSome of these children come to my court by way of Child Protective Services (CPS) and the foster-care system that state lawmakers and Gov. Greg Abbott vowed ...

Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell play key roles in justice reform  Courier JournalBoth Kentucky senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell will play pivotal roles in the survival of a bipartisan justice-reform bill.

“Second Chance Saturday”  AdVantageNEWS.comEligible Individuals Can Have Minor Criminal Infractions Expunged from Record, Resolve Outstanding Warrants and Fines on “Second Chance Saturday” ...

New Minnesota law makes it easier to expunge criminal records  Minneapolis Star TribuneIn Minnesota, employers are allowed to make blanket prohibitions on hiring people with criminal records. Now, some ex-offenders have the option of a second ...

Taking sides on timing of sealing criminal records  Worcester TelegramBOSTON – When Fitchburg resident David Gonzalez left the prison system in 2000, he felt fortunate to find a job. He initially worked at a factory, transferring a ...

2018 Breeders' Cup Predictions #3: Juvenile Changes in Week 3  Thoroughbred Racing DudesIt's time for our third set of 2018 Breeders' Cup Predictions to be revealed. Each week leading up to the Breeders' Cup, our latest picks for all 14 races will be ...

State attorney's office helps seal, expunge criminal records at one-stop workshop  Sun SentinelThe Broward State Attorney's Office helped qualified people seal or expunge a single case or arrest from their criminal records Thursday at a workshop in Fort ...

TAKING ACTION: Man once charged with reckless murder now in Huntsville police academy  WHNT News 19HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - The Huntsville Police Chief is defending the department's decision to accept a controversial cadet into the Huntsville Police Academy.

Trying Juveniles  New York TimesChina has made significant strides in the handling of juvenile delinquents.

Mercer teacher charged with murder as juvenile now facing child abuse charges  Beckley Register-HeraldPRINCETON — A Mercer County special education teacher who was charged with stabbing a schoolmate to death while a juvenile has now been indicted on ...

Cathay Pacific says it is close to sealing deal in pilot dispute  South China Morning PostCathay Pacific Airways has said it is close to sealing a deal in a long-running dispute with pilots over pay, allowances and working schedules, despite scepticism ...

ALIQUIPPA STABBING: Man arrested after juvenile stabbed during fight, flown to hospital | WPXI  WPXI PittsburghA juvenile was stabbed Thursday night during a fight with a man in Aliquippa, police said.

California Won't Jail Children for Being Poor. Will Other States Follow?  NewsweekOn Monday, California will stand up to the Trump administration and become the first state to stop jailing poor children who can't afford to pay court fines and ...

Sealing Criminal Records for the Possibility of Redemption  Pacific StandardSenators Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Rand Paul (R-Kentucky)—two men who have opposing politics on paper but very similar reputations for their ...

Closed access to murder case document questioned, challenged  Goshen NewsGOSHEN — Details about why Winston Corbett of Goshen was arrested as the suspect in a Goshen College professor's murder seven years ago remain secret ...

How a Denver Post reporter found that thousands of Colorado court cases have been hidden from public view  The Denver PostEditor's note: This is Denver Post reporter David Migoya's account of how he identified and then reported his “Shrouded Justice” series examining suppressed ...

Second Chances: Why Massachusetts Needs to Clear Kids’ Records  Boston magazine's Boston DailyTeens Leading the Way has joined forces with advocacy groups and lawmakers to fight to expunge the records of young people who need a clean slate.

New Pennsylvania law hides some criminal records from prying eyes  Allentown Morning CallPutting the folly of your misspent youth behind you just got easier in Pennsylvania as a new law designed to hide old, minor criminal records from public view ...

Raise the Age Implementation Task Force Members Announced  Hudson Valley News NetworkTeam of social *service* and law enforcement experts will evaluate state and local efforts to implement the groundbreaking raise the age law.

Six States Leading the Charge on Second-Chance Policies  Center For American ProgressBipartisan criminal justice reform efforts in Congress may be on ice for now, but red, blue, and purple states alike are moving full speed ahead with their own ...

Free legal services for people trying to seal their criminal records  The Denver PostThe first of 17 free legal clinics designed specifically to help people trying to seal their criminal record will be held in Denver on Saturday. The clinics, which will ...

Two New Nevada Record Sealing Laws Go Into Effect  Public News ServiceCARSON CITY, Nev. – An eviction or a criminal conviction can follow a person for decades, making it difficult to get housing or a job. But two new state laws that ...

CANDIDATE Q&A: Kwame Raoul, Democratic candidate for Illinois attorney general  Quad-Cities OnlineKwame Raoul of Chicago is one of eight Democratic candidates for Illinois attorney general in the March 20, 2018 primary election.

Teen Accused In West Nashville Murder To Be Tried As Juvenile  Nashville, TN PatchTrinity Quinn To Be Tried As Juvenile - Nashville, TN - A 15-year-old girl charged in the murder of a West Nashville gas station employee will be tried as a ...

Litigation Documents & Resources Related to Trump Policies on Family Separations and Asylum  LawfareThe Trump administration's policy of separating migrant parents and children at the U.S. border has generated several legal challenges. On June 20, 2018, ...

John M. Rogers, candidate for 60th Ohio House District, November 2018 election  News-Herald.comThis information is published as provided by the candidate and has not been modified by The News-Herald. Name: John M. Rogers. Political Party: Democrat.

Oregon State's Luke Heimlich denies molesting girl, says 'nothing ever happened': Report  OregonLive.com"I always denied anything ever happened," Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich told The New York Times in a report published Monday.

Baker administration reluctant to issue pardons  The Daily News of NewburyportBOSTON — Dozens of people applied this year for pardons or commutations but none reached Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. Baker hasn't approved any requests ...

New Illinois law allows more residents to seal, expunge records during Second Chance Event  RiverBender.comVENICE Second Chance Saturday may be able to help even more Madison County residents with the passage of a new Illinois law.The event will be held from.

Thousands of Colorado court cases hidden from public view  The Durango HeraldDENVER (AP) – Thousands of court cases across Colorado – hundreds of them involving violent felonies – are hidden from public view, concealed behind ...

Harvard's Culture of Condemnation | Opinion  Harvard CrimsonAs someone who worked in New York City's jails and prisons, including Rikers Island, through the Thrive for Life Prison Project, I expected to continue my work ...

County, Simmons Hanly Conroy law firm offer ‘Second Chance Saturday’  Alton TelegraphGRANITE CITY – People with past criminal charges often have difficulty re-entering the workforce and building a better life for their families. Expunging or ...

Portage County Crime Reports  Record-CourierCrime Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by local law enforcement agencies. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. BRIMFIELD • Myeshia S. Luster, ...

CommonWealth Magazine  CommonWealth magazine“DO YOU BELIEVE in second chances?” That is the most commonly asked question I receive when I speak to students as part of judicial-school outreach.

Criminal Justice Reform At Risk Of 'Analysis Paralysis,' Sen. Chang-Diaz Warns  WBURCriminal justice advocates say this legislative session is the time for Beacon Hill to tackle sweeping reforms aimed at reducing recidivism and incarceration ...

2018 Breeders' Cup Predictions #1: First Set of Predictions Ready to Roll  Thoroughbred Racing DudesThe time has finally come! Our first set of 2018 Breeders' Cup Predictions is ready to be revealed. Each week leading up to the Breeders' Cup, our latest picks for ...

Luke Heimlich and Relitigating the Past  FanGraphsThe 2018 Draft is unusual. Not in terms of talent, mind you. No, the 2018 Draft is unusual because we have a genuinely unprecedented situation: a potential ...