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Youth charged as adults have a public criminal record (i.e., names, photos, alleged acts made public).  The record remains public even if the case is transferred to juvenile court.  Youth who enter the system through juvenile court have privacy protections, so youth transferred to juvenile court ought to have similar protections.  They currently do not.  Advocates for Children and Youth will work to change the law and policy on this issue.

January 29, 2015
There will be no further work done on this legislative priority due to legislation already introduced (SB0526) that substantially advances these goals. ACY supports SB0526 and believes it will do much to protect the privacy interests of juveniles involved in criminal proceedings.