Are juvenile records public?

Answer Juvenile records are not open to the public. These records are held in confidentiality by the court until the juvenile becomes an adult. Once the juvenile has become an adult, the processing of the... Read More »

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Are all Tennessee government agencies required to comply with open records or public records?

In general, all government agencies in Tennessee must comply with the Open Records Act. However, there are exceptions. For instance, according to an opinion issued by Tennessee's Office of Open Rec... Read More »

Why are juvenile records confidential?

When a juvenile breaks the law his criminal record is sealed. The theory is that young people can be salvaged and rehabilitated and should not have to carry the burden of a criminal record througho... Read More »

Are juvenile records sealed?

According to the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts, juvenile records are not immediately destroyed when teens turn 17. The Website states that, if a teen wishes to seal her record, she must wa... Read More »

How long are juvenile records kept in missouri?

Juvenile records are kept closed forever in Missouri according to Missouri state law. After the child reaches their 17th birthday, juvenile records can be destroyed. The child, the child's represen... Read More »