Juvenile Justice 2020 Year-End Report  National Conference of State Legislatures

Michigan House renews bipartisan push for first-time drunken driving expungement  MLive.com

Their Juvenile Records Were Sealed. Decades Later, They've Reappeared.  The Appeal

Juvenile Records Laws Must Be Reformed to Prevent Ongoing Racism  Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Michigan criminal record expungement bills head to Whitmer's desk  Detroit Free Press

Michigan bills would seal juvenile records, create automatic expungement  Detroit Free Press

Iowa Public Safety seeks $600,000 to replace nearly 20-year-old computer hardware  The Gazette

New Report: States Must Do More to Protect Juvenile Records  Colorlines

Illinois, California Lead 50-State Ranking of Reentry Progress  Crime Report

Sealed criminal records still showing at FBI | Local News | salemnews.com  The Salem News

CommonWealth Magazine  CommonWealth magazine

Rauner signs bills to expand criminal record sealing and juvenile record expungement  Illinois Policy

Judge could rule next week on Courant’s First Amendment challenge of law sealing some juvenile court cases  Hartford Courant

Juvy record debate: Betts’ classmate supports law change, local judge opposes it  Dayton Daily News

Appeals court rejects the state’s effort to seal records and require secret trials for teens accused of murder, other serious crimes  Hartford Courant

How to help someone coming out of the criminal justice system  PBS NewsHour

Chester County “Clean Slate” program gives youth a fresh start | Opinion  pennlive.com

State ruling affirms easier sealing of juvenile-court records  The Seattle Times

Should juvenile criminal records be kept secret?  Albuquerque Journal

New ‘Clean Slate’ laws to automate criminal record expungement process, expand eligibility criteria in Michigan  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

California passes legislation permitting individuals to seal juvenile records  Daily Californian

A Day at the Rhode Island State House: Weds, March 3, 2021 – Uprise RI  Uprise RI

Contra Costa County Drops Costly Juvenile Record-Sealing Fee  ColorLines magazine

Few benefit from state's new expungement law | Local News | salemnews.com  The Salem News

Delaware made it too hard to expunge juvenile records. We're fixing that.  The News Journal

For juvenile criminal records, privacy is too often a myth  Brookings Institution

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

Juvenile Records Often Have Lifelong Consequences: Experts Say  Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

New law will erase some juvenile records in Colorado  KKTV 11 News

Next Kids who commit crimes in Maine still pay long after they turn 18  Bangor Daily News

Ohio makes big leaps forward on criminal justice changes  Dayton Daily News

Criminal record holders are being encouraged to seek sealing orders, expungement  Dorchester Reporter

Whitmer pocket vetoes first-time DUI expungement bill with little explanation  MLive.com

Why Bail Reform and Record Expungement Can't Be Separated  Crime Report

Returning citizens, advocates submit 80 recommendations to improve DC’s criminal justice system  WDVM 25

Nevada's New Record-Sealing Law: 'One of Broadest' in US  Crime Report

NC court records should be public, but some are being sealed, investigation shows  WLOS

Our Nation is Fragmented Over Criminal Record Relief: Report  Crime Report

Kids Sent to Adult Court Despite New York's Raise-the-Age Law  Crime Report

Pennsylvania Begins Automatically Sealing Millions of Criminal Records  Governing

It Just Became Easier to Clean A Criminal Record in the Garden State  NJ Spotlight

ACIC rep talks about sealed & expunged files  Camden News

Michigan House approves court-recommended changes to Sex Offender Registration Act  MLive.com

It may become easier to clear criminal history in Michigan  Detroit Free Press

Five Things You Didn't Know About Clearing Your Record  The Marshall Project

Few taking advantage of juvenile expungement law | Merrimack Valley | eagletribune.com  Eagle-Tribune

Gov. Northam Signs Law to Decriminalize Simple Possession of Marijuana, Seal Records  bristowbeat.com

Senate criminal reform bill addresses juvenile justice, changing age of adulthood  Worcester Telegram

SUNDAY EDITION | Kentucky lawmakers look to ease process for erasing criminal records  WDRB

Legislature close to allowing more sealing of juvenile records  Crosscut

Think Twice Before Asking Expunged Marijuana Arrest Records To Be Destroyed | New York Law Journal  Law.com

There’s No Such Thing as Expunging a Criminal Record Anymore  Slate

Hundreds come to Jacksonville State Attorney’s Office to seal their criminal records  The Florida Times-Union

State law that keeps juvenile records private also shields police from scrutiny, advocates say  Chicago Tribune

Record sealing, expungement have the power to reduce crime, benefit Illinois' economy  Illinois Policy

Second Chances: Why Massachusetts Needs to Clear Kids' Records  Boston magazine's Boston Daily

Decision Leaves It Easier to Seal Juvenile Records  Centralia Chronicle

Michigan Senate approves tightened restrictions in Sex Offender Registration Act  MLive.com

Need your criminal record expunged? It just got a lot easier. Here's how it works  NJ.com

Lawsuit Challenges Police Use of Sealed Arrest Records  The New York Times

Advocates fight to erase shadow of juvenile court records  The Boston Globe

Few take advantage of expungement law | Regional News | newburyportnews.com  The Daily News of Newburyport

The gift of a second chance  Illinois Policy

CA Bill Would Expunge Many Criminal Records  Crime Report

Free legal services for people trying to seal their criminal records  The Denver Post

Expungement reform bill heads to North Carolina House floor  The Center Square

Hartford Courant wins appeal over secrecy in juvenile crimes  WQOW TV News 18

States Are Failing to Protect Juvenile Records, Study Shows  Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Prosecutor outs effort to seal juvenile murder conviction | HeraldNet.com  The Daily Herald

Police officers illegally use information from arrests that have been sealed, lawsuit says  ABA Journal

New Minnesota law makes it easier to expunge criminal records  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Record-sealing clinic slated for July 2 in New Lex  Zanesville Times Recorder

The state asks a federal appeals court to uphold a new law requiring secret trials for teens charged with the most serious crimes  Hartford Courant

How A Sealed Arrest Can Get You Arrested In New York  Gothamist

Judge seals dismissed strip club felony case against Toledo council candidate  Toledo Blade

Miami-Dade Program Helps People Expunge or Seal Their Records  WLRN

Ohio lawmakers seek tighter limits on expunging juvenile records  10TV

Want your criminal record sealed? Free event can determine whether you’re eligible  Wichita Eagle

Governor Signs Bill to Help Juvenile Offenders Seal Criminal Records, Get Jobs After Release  Centralia Chronicle

Josh Duggar ("19 Kids and Counting") Lawsuit Thrown Out  Reason

Prosecutor outs effort to seal man's juvenile murder conviction  KOMO News

Hartford Courant files federal lawsuit challenging constitutionality of Connecticut Juvenile Transfer Act - The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press  Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

NYPD Kept Illegal Database of Juvenile Fingerprints  The Intercept

Illinois police agencies face task of pot offense expungements  Rockford Register Star

Land of Lincoln hosts clinic to expunge or seal criminal records in Carbondale  The Southern

Sheriff Gregory Tony has a secet: As a teenager, he shot and killed a man  Florida Bulldog

A 'Record' 152 Laws Reducing Reentry Barriers Passed in 2019  Crime Report

How much jail will my son get for evading and eluding police?  Lawyers.com Blog

Path to getting court to seal record not always clear  Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Using Innovation to Address Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System | The Legal Intelligencer  Law.com

Utah lawmakers pass the 'clean slate' bill to automatically clear the criminal records of people who earn an expungement  Salt Lake Tribune

From the Archives: February 2021 – Reason.com  Reason

Build a bridge, not a wall, between administrations on justice reform | TheHill  The Hill

Want to Clear Your Record? It'll Cost You $450  The Marshall Project

Mobile DA says juvenile records should be public after adult arrest  al.com

‘Mobbing’ defendant’s court file sealed  Albuquerque Journal

FACTCHECK.ORG Obama's 'Sealed' Records  FactCheck.org

A Fresh Start: Expunging Criminal Convictions  Crime Report

Mass. still has no clue how many people’s marijuana records should be cleared  The Boston Globe

Judge orders new pre-sentencing report in Ielpi case  Brattleboro Reformer