Life Skills for Your LifeSpan: Expungment and sealing of records workshop to be held  Journal Gazette and Times-CourierExpungement and sealing are two different options that remove records from public view. Expungement erases the record so that it's like it never happened.

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, ...

Sunshine Week: Legislation under review on Beacon Hill  Worcester TelegramIt'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, ...

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 ...

Free Expungement Workshop Set for April 11 for Broward Residents  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 ...

Views From the Bench: Record sealing clinic scheduled  Perry County TribuneI come to you as your Perry County Probate and Juvenile Judge where it is my privilege to serve the good people of Perry County. I would like to tell.

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

Dodson's hosts March Breakfast with the Commish | Community  Perry County TribuneNEW LEXINGTON — Dodson's Restaurant hosted the monthly Coffee With Some Commissioners event on Tuesday, March 12. Commissioners Ben Carpenter ...

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, ...

Few taking advantage of juvenile record law  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 ...

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.

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.

1 shot in Charleston north of Eastern Illinois University campus, school says  Journal Gazette and Times-CourierCHARLESTON — A person was shot in Charleston north of the Eastern Illinois University campus, the university said in an alert sent to students early Sunday.

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 ...

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 ...

Mattoon man arrested for alleged arson; breakup believed to be motive  Journal Gazette and Times-CourierCHARLESTON — A 27-year-old was placed under arrest in connection with a suspected car arson at 6:15 a.m. Thursday at 10 W. Locust Ave.

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 ...

2 injured in alleged DUI crash on Route 16 east of Kansas  Journal Gazette and Times-CourierGRANDVIEW -- A Kansas man is facing a preliminary charge of driving under the influence of drugs for his role in a crash that injured him and another driver ...

Chola culture, My Favorite Murder beer, crazy ants: News from around our 50 states  USA TODAYGorilla infant and surrogate mom bond in Florida, 'Shawshank' reunion planned in Ohio, and more B9335874386Z.1.

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.

Crisis Response Team assists with drug arrest in Charleston  Journal Gazette and Times-CourierCHARLESTON -- The Coles County Crisis Response Team assisted the area drug task force in the arrest of a man for marijuana distribution Wednesday ...

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.

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.

Official Proceeding of the  Jamestown SunOfficial Proceeding of the. Stutsman County Commission February 5, 2019. At 4:00 p.m., Chairman Klose called the regular meeting of the Stutsman County ...

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

De Castroverde Law Group launches service to help clients seal criminal records  Nevada Business MagazineLAS VEGAS –De Castroverde Law Group, one of Las Vegas' most well-respected law firms specializing in criminal, personal injury, and immigration law, has ...

USM report busts myth that juvenile criminal records are sealed at 18  Press HeraldLawyers, court clerks, corrections officers and even judges in the juvenile justice system are unwittingly responsible for spreading a myth about juvenile court ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

California Governor Signs Package of Juvenile Justice Bills  The Chronicle of Social ChangeCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown signed a slate of seven juvenile justice bills into law on Wednesday, highlighting a push for sentencing reform and greater support ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 package ...

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 ...

Legal advice available to citizens on expunging a criminal record  Valley NewsWHITE RIVER JUNCTION — A criminal record expungement clinic will be held today at the Department of Labor in White River Junction.The event, co-hosted by ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Local officials helping adults overcome juvenile pasts  Iowa City Press CitizenThere's a new push by some Johnson County leaders to help juvenile offenders get a *fresh* start in adulthood.

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.

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 ...

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

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."

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 ...

14 Irish trained winners at Cheltenham  Galway Bay FMIrish trainers sealed another sensational Cheltenham festival with 14 winners across four days including victories in two of the biggest races of the year, the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Teens removed from Rikers as Raise the Age goes into effect  Metro USAs part of last year's statewide “Raise the Age” legislation in which juveniles under 18 will no longer be prosecuted as adults, dozens of incarcerated teens have ...

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 on access to 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 ...

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 ...

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

The ACLU and The Leadership Conference Urge Members of Congress to Support S.756, the FIRST STEP Act  Civilrights.orgView a PDF of this letter here. Re: THE ACLU AND THE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE URGE YOU TO SUPPORT S.756, THE FIRST STEP Act. Dear Speaker ...

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.

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 ...

Opinion | Second Chances for Teen Offenders  New York TimesThe first juvenile courts were established more than a century ago on the principle that children deserve special care under the law because they are vulnerable, ...

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.

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 ...

Mullins finishes as the golden one of Cheltenham Festival  Kilkenny PeopleIrish trainers sealed another sensational Cheltenham Festival with 14 winners across four days, including victories in two of the biggest races of the year, the...

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 ...

How Do You Clear a Pot Conviction From Your Record?  The Marshall ProjectEddy, a burly 65-year-old professional musician, walked into a free legal clinic in Los Angeles County one July morning hoping to clear his record. More than ...

Expungement, prisoners' rights and child abuse were criminal justice issues tackled by ABA House  ABA JournalThe ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a trio of resolutions targeting criminal justice reforms Monday at the Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas.

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.

How Decatur schools, police monitor social media to keep kids safe  Herald & ReviewDECATUR — It's a new front line in making sure kids are safe in the classroom. Police and Decatur School District officials are monitoring social media, in all its ...

Judges disagree on wait time for record sealing  Hamilton Journal NewsJudges in Butler County vary widely in how they handle requests to seal or expunge minor misdemeanor convictions.