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

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 ...

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. The Honorable Paul D. Ryan Speaker U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Capitol First Street S.E.. Washington, D.C. 20004.

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.

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. The Honorable Mitch McConnell. Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510. The Honorable Charles E.

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 ...

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  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.

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.

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.

US&J 2018 Local Sports in Review, Part 2 FIELD OF DREAMS COME TRUE  Lockport Union-Sun & JournalSure, it may have taken longer that most area sports fans would have wanted, but Oct. 6, 2018 will do — a perfect day, in fact, for Lockport to showcase.

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

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.

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 ...

Supreme Court Issues Order Amending The North Carolina Rules Of Appellate Procedure: 2018 Holiday Edition  JD SupraIt is beginning to feel like an bi-annual holiday tradition between me and our blog readers: another rule-update summary. Yesterday afternoon, the Supreme ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

WTA Spotlight: Top 100 debutants - Dajana Yastremska  Tennis World USAShe not too ambitious for a juvenile. Dajana Yastremska completed her breakthrough season with her first WTA title, in Hong Kong, without losing a set.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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...

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."

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

October 20-27, 2018: National Expungement Week To Launch  Weed NewsA coalition of over 20 organizations working at the intersection of the cannabis industry, racial equity, and reparative justice, will join local and community…

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Not guilty or charged? A criminal record can still haunt you  USA TODAYNASHVILLE -- Perhaps this is a blinding glimpse of the obvious, but when you are arrested that arrest creates a criminal record.

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

The Crimes of Children  The AtlanticThe juvenile justice system was designed to “hide youthful errors from the full gaze of the public.” But the extra penalties attached to these sentences have ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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, ...

Opinion | 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.