State sees surge in requests to seal criminal records  Eagle-TribuneBOSTON — A new law making it easier for people to seal their criminal records has prompted a surge of requests, overwhelming state officials.

THE WEEK IN REVIEW | Local News  The Harvell gazetteMayor recognizes standout residents. Mayor James Fiorentini recognized three Haverhill residents for their volunteerism and commitment to the city at this year's ...

Pennsylvania Begins Automatically Sealing Millions of Criminal Records  GoverningOne study, conducted at the University of Michigan Law School, found people who received expungements saw their wages increase by an average of 25 ...

Sports betting, opioid fee bills in limbo in Maine  Times RecordAUGUSTA — Maine Gov. Janet Mills declined to act on legislation to allow sports betting and nearly 40 other bills passed by lawmakers in the final days of the ...

Record-sealing clinic slated for July 2 in New Lex  Zanesville Times RecorderExpungement means a person no longer has to disclose their past crimes, nor will their record appear on a background check in most cases.

Another MOULTON challenger — The story of GALVIN and DiMASI — POLITO outraises BAKER  PoliticoGOOD MORNING, MASSACHUSETTS. It is great to be back in your inbox! ANOTHER MOULTON CHALLENGER EMERGES — Rep. Seth Moulton is competing ...

200 new Colorado laws are taking effect this summer. Here are 9 worth noting.  The ColoradoanHere's the lowdown on nine of the most interesting Colorado laws taking effect this summer, including child marriage limits and new rights for renters.

Few benefit from state's new expungement law | Local News  The Salem NewsBOSTON — A new law allows people to wipe clean their criminal histories, but only a handful of requests to do so have been approved, according to a review of.

There’s No Such Thing as Expunging a Criminal Record Anymore  SlateYou're arrested. It's a mistake and it's expunged. But your mug shot is still online for everyone to find.

Court rejects plan to seal juvenile records  Albuquerque JournalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Justices: Amendments don't jibe with state's general rule of transparency.

Criminal record holders are being encouraged to seek sealing orders, expungement  Dorchester ReporterLast year's reform law expanded process Massachusetts residents with a history of criminal activity or court appearances are increasingly seeking to seal or, ...

THE BIG DEAL: 2019 Colorado Legislature bets big with new laws for everyone  Sentinel ColoradoIt's State lawmakers who changed your life 460 times this year. Enjoy. You just might do that if you're late on your rent and worried about eviction, if your ...

Rauner signs bills to expand criminal record sealing and juvenile record expungement  Illinois PolicyGov. Bruce Rauner signed two bills into law Aug. 24, which will make it easier for ex-offenders to obtain gainful employment and turn their lives around.

From bail reform to restoring voting rights and sealing records, Colorado's criminal justice system is getting a makeover  The Colorado SunIf all the criminal justice measures are ultimately signed into law, the slate of bills would represent a significant and fast-moving overhaul of Colorado's justice ...

Shrouded in secrecy: Details in prosecutor's criminal case confidential; sentencing set for Wednesday  Daily JournalJohnson County Prosecutor Brad Cooper is set to be sentenced next week on three felony charges, but as his removal from office approaches, the public knows ...

For juvenile criminal records, privacy is too often a myth  Brookings InstitutionWhile the American juvenile justice system has recently undergone a wave of progressive reforms focused on creating pathways to re-entry, there remains an ...

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 ...

Cummings, Nadler, Bass, and Booker Reintroduce the Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment Act  LasentinelWashington, D.C. (April 30, 2019) – Today, Representatives Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform; Jerrold Nadler ...

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.

Few take advantage of expungement law  The Daily News of NewburyportBOSTON — Manoushka Gaston escaped a troubled past to attend school to become a nursing assistant in Lawrence with dreams of landing a job at an ...

Few taking advantage of juvenile record law | Local News  The Salem NewsBOSTON — Manoushka Gaston escaped a troubled past to attend school to become a nursing assistant in Lawrence with dreams of landing a job at an assisted ...

Few benefit from expungement law | Merrimack Valley  Eagle-TribuneBOSTON — A new law allows people to wipe clean their criminal histories, but only a handful of requests to do so have been approved, according to a review of.

Sunshine Week highlights transparency laws in Massachusetts  The Patriot LedgerIt's your right to know.That's the simple message of Sunshine Week, a March celebration of people's right to an open government. The rules involved, however, ...

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.

A Second Chance for Trafficking Survivors: Advocates Work to Clear Their Records  CBN NewsTrafficking advocates say one of the best ways to give victims a true second chance is through a legal tool known as vacatur--which completely erases any ...

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 ...

Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it works  NJ.comBy Rebecca Everett | For NJ.com. If you've ever tried to get convictions expunged from your criminal record and found out you don't qualify, you might now be in ...

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.

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 convictions ...

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.

Mass. still has no clue how many people’s marijuana records should be cleared  The Boston GlobeAs the state's pot industry rakes in millions of dollars, momentum is growing for the government to automatically expunge old cannabis records.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Record sealing, expungement have the power to reduce crime, benefit Illinois' economy  Illinois PolicyIn 2017 the Illinois General Assembly passed two bills that can improve employment outcomes for ex-offenders, potentially reducing crime and saving millions of ...

The gift of a second chance  Illinois PolicyIllinois has started to embrace second chances for people who have been through the criminal justice system.

Advocates fight to erase shadow of juvenile court records  The Boston GlobeMass. is among 19 states that do not allow people to expunge their juvenile records.

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.

Laws & Order: Legislators In Washington Region To Debate Overhaul Of Criminal Justice Laws  WAMU 88.5While bipartisanship is rare in government these days, criminal justice has become an issue where many Democrats and Republicans can agree that changes ...

A Fresh Start: Expunging Criminal Convictions  Crime ReportAt least 36 states permit adults with criminal convictions to have their records sealed or expunged, but does “wiping the slate clean” actually produce better ...

Cuomo's “Carceral Humanism”  Jacobin magazineAndrew Cuomo is being touted as a 2020 presidential contender. But his juvenile justice reform law does more to shore up the carceral state than attack it.

USM report busts myth that juvenile criminal records are sealed at 18  Press HeraldThe widespread misconception means records that people think are blocked from view can come back to haunt them later in life. By Matt ByrneStaff Writer.

Free Expungement Workshop Set for April 11 for Broward Residents • Hollywood Gazette  Hollywood GazetteHave you ever been arrested in Broward County? Do you want to know if you qualify to have your adult or juvenile record sealed or expunged? If you were ...

Boulder County and City of Denver to Allow Expungement of...  NORML BlogFollowing the lead of other major cities and counties in states that have legalized adult-use marijuana local officials in Colorado are taking action to undo the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nevada's New Record-Sealing Law: 'One of Broadest' in US  Crime ReportNevada is the kind of place where a lot of people end up needing a second chance. It's a state where the booms and busts of the gaming industry have led many ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Former O.C. probation officer uses career as a backdrop in her mystery novels  Los Angeles TimesShe was the first female in the department to carry a male caseload, and the first female director of the now-closed Los Pinos camp for juvenile offenders in.

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.

Criminal Justice, Climate Change, and Medicare for All: A Reading List on Some of Cory Booker's Key Issues  Pacific StandardSenator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) officially entered the 2020 presidential race on Friday, February 1st, the first day of Black History Month. Booker is the ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Lawsuit Challenges Police Use of Sealed Arrest Records  The New York TimesThe police in New York routinely use and share sealed arrest records of people cleared of crimes without necessary court approval, the suit charges.

Florida’s latest assault on transparency: sealing names of foster parents | Opinion  Miami HeraldWhen detectives asked Michael Beer's young daughter to demonstrate how Beer handled the toddler state child welfare authorities placed in his care, the girl ...

Judge denies former juvenile corrections nurse's motion to seal record  Idaho Press-TribuneCALDWELL — A judge has denied a motion to seal the record of a former nurse whose charges of sexual misconduct with juveniles were dismissed.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Hillsborough County plans record expungement clinic  FOX 13 News, Tampa BayThe Hillsborough State Attorney's Office is offering to expunge or seal an old criminal case -- if you are eligible.

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 ...

Tech-Savvy Teens Make It Easier to Clear Juvenile Records  GoverningMost people don't know they can get their juvenile records erased. Thanks to a group of young people, there's now an app for that.

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.

For Those with Criminal Records, New Year Can Bring Clean Slate  Public News ServiceHARRISBURG, Pa. – Many Pennsylvanians with old criminal records are now eligible to have those records sealed. The first phase of the state's Clean Slate Act ...

This Study Found That as Immigration Increases, Violent Crime Decreases  ColorLines magazineA new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice undercuts President Donald Trump's claims that immigrants are criminals who make America ...

Court Seals File in Highlands Ranch (Colorado) School Shooting Case  ReasonBrandon Combs pointed me to the news about the case being sealed, so I reached out to Denver-based First Amendment lawyer Steve Zansberg, a partner at ...

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...

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.

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

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.

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 ...

Paying to Get Locked Up: The High Fees of Juvenile Detention  ColorLines magazineParents are charged $25 a day every day that their child is locked up, and that's just one of many fees assessed for kids in the juvenile justice system.

As Advertised - Dettori delivers again at Ascot  RTE.ieAdvertise got his career back on track with a brilliant victory in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot as Frankie Dettori steered him to victory for his seventh ...

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 ...

High court rejects state's efforts to seal grand jury reviews of officer-involved deaths  Omaha World-HeraldThe Omaha World-Herald secured a victory Friday in its efforts to prevent the state from sealing the record of grand jury reviews of officer-involved deaths.

Prosecutor outs effort to seal man's juvenile murder conviction  KOMO NewsMOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- When he was 13, Steven Anthony Rickards stabbed his little sister to death and put her body in a freezer.Now, 16 years later, ...

A new standard: Legislation is raising New York's age of culpability - Buffalo Business First  Buffalo Business FirstWith the phasing in this year and next of New York state's Raise-the-Age legislation, more teens will have a shot at rehabilitation.

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.

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 ...

Detroit residents can get nonviolent records expunged on Saturday  Detroit Free PressDetroiters can head downtown Saturday for Project Clean Slate's fair to get their nonviolent criminal background records expunged.

Polis to sign bills on alcohol, justice and wages Tuesday  coloradopolitics.comGov. Jared Polis' office on Saturday announced a flurry of post-Memorial Day bill signings to address criminal justice, social programs, jobs, wages and even an ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Media Ask High Court to Unseal Execution Case Records  Crime ReportAlabama executed convicted murderer Christopher Price on May 30 after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to grant a stay of execution. Half of the briefs in the ...

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.

More Of That, Please: From Giving Criminal Records To Expunging Them  WGLT NewsEvery week or so on GLT's The Leadoff podcast, we'll bring you the story of an unsung community servant who's making Bloomington-Normal a better place. It.

New Minn. law on juvenile court records stirs debate  Minneapolis Star TribuneA disagreement over a new state law limiting electronic access to some juvenile court records is headed for a public hearing next month. The law, which was to ...

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.

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

Second Chances for Teen Offenders  New York TimesLimiting access to juvenile records is crucial to preventing young people from being permanently impaired by outgrown transgressions.

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 ...

Lallier ruling sets benchmark for open courts in N.C.  Asheboro Courier TribuneThe state Court of Appeals ruling last week to unseal a civil court file involving businessman Mike Lallier has implications that reach far beyond Cumberland ...