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 ...

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 ...

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

For the Record | For The Record  Marshfield MailMarshfield P.D.. The following calls were handled by the Marshfield Police Department. Jan. 4. Responded to a 911 call in the 700 block of South Walnut.

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.

Charleston man allegedly found with 14 bags of cannabis, set of digital scales  Journal Gazette and Times-CourierMATTOON -- A search warrant for an unrelated issue resulted in the arrest of Charleston man, who was allegedly found with 14 bags of cannabis and a set of ...

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.

Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it works  NJ.comIf you've ever tried to get convictions expunged from your criminal record and found out you don't qualify, you might now be in luck. A law that went into effect ...

Joslyn Law Firm is Rated Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Ohio by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys - Press Release  Digital JournalDayton, OH - Joslyn Law Firm comprises a team of top criminal defense attorneys who have over the years represented the interest of Ohio residents accused ...

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.

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.

Lawmakers agree to expungement of juvenile records | News | newburyportnews.com  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.

Expungement, prisoners' rights and child abuse were criminal justice issues tackled by ABA House  ABA JournalImage from Shutterstock. The ABA House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a trio of resolutions targeting criminal justice reforms Monday at the Midyear ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

FBI refused information on police corruption probe after pressure from LVMPD, judge claims  Los Angeles Post-ExaminerLAS VEGAS — Las Vegas Township Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson told the Los Angeles Post-Examiner that in 2017 FBI agent Kevin White told her he was ...

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.

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

Super Bowl LIII Digest: Patriots Put Down the Rams' Revolution  Bleacher ReportIt was ugly. It was messy. It was boring. It was a punt-fest. But in its own way, Super Bowl LIII was glorious. The Patriots beat the Rams 13-3 for their sixth Super ...

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

CommonWealth Magazine  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 ...

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."

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

California\'s New Marijuana Law Is a First But Likely Not the Last  GoverningCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has spent much of his last two terms making what he considers to be amends for the past. The state has a history of tough-on-crime ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

The Movement To Expunge Cannabis Convictions In Legalization States Picks Up Steam | Weed News  Weed NewsBy Clarence Walker As marijuana legalization spreads into various states, some are allowing people who'd been previously been convicted of possession of a ...

AK Criminal Justice Commission considers expungement of criminal records  KTVAShould criminal history follow Alaskans forever, or should former inmates be given a clean slate after a period of good behavior? That's a conversation ...

Task force to advise Arkansas legislators on public records law proposals  Arkansas OnlineFor the first time, a new state-appointed brain trust will weigh in on proposed changes to Arkansas' Freedom of Information Act at the same time the General ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Lallier ruling sets benchmark for open courts in NC  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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Judge bars public from hearing of alleged Colorado dog killer  The Denver PostA judge Wednesday held a second closed hearing for the teenager accused in the January shooting death of a dog on private property near Carbondale.

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.

Where Rauner and Pritzker stand on criminal justice issues  Rockford Register StarROCKFORD — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner made criminal justice reform and driving down the number of people the state prisons a centerpiece of his first ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Rauner, Pritzker differ on some criminal justice  The State Journal-RegisterRepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner made criminal justice reform and driving down the number of people the state imprisons a centerpiece of his first term.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

2018 Called 'High Point' in Restoring Rights to Individuals with Criminal Records  Crime ReportSome 30 states and the District of Columbia passed laws or enacted statutes aimed at helping people with criminal records overcome barriers to reintegrating ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

Idaho juvenile justice more secretive than adult system  The Spokesman-ReviewTWIN FALLS, Idaho – When police arrest a man suspected of robbing a bank, you see his name in breaking news alerts. When a woman gets a prison sentence, ...

The ACLU and The Leadership Conference Support S.756, and Urge Senators to Vote Yes on Cloture and No On All Amendments  Civilrights.orgView a PDF of this letter here. Re: THE ACLU AND THE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE SUPPORT S.756, and URGE YOU to VOTE YES ON CLOTURE and NO ...

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.

Marine rescue groups are searching for missing leopard seal wounded by a shark  ABC LocalMarine rescue groups ask beachgoers to keep an eye out for an injured leopard seal that was attacked by a shark.

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 ...