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Youth Records Overview


In the previous section of this course, you learned about how youth are sentenced for crime under the YCJA. This final section examines an important consequence of committing crime, which is having a criminal record. This section describes how information about youth involved in the criminal justice system is handled, including the protection of their privacy.


Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this Section 5, you will be able to:
Describe the rules regarding the publication of information about youth
Explain the rationale for the rules regarding publication
Define “youth record”
Explain the rules regarding the keeping of youth records
Identify who has access to youth records and why and for how long
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May, 2022
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