Juvenile Court Records Privacy: Best Practices


The MacArthur Foundation funded two recent reports (here and here) on juvenile records privacy that rate states according to their compliance with a set of records policies that the foundation considers best practices. The scores are highly variable and mostly on the low side.  Drawing on this study, this panel will explore



  • Would we all agree that the set of recommended policies are actually best practices?  If not, why not?
  • Is it a problem that states are all over the place in their policies in this area?
  • What can or should be done to change or improve the existing state policies?




Failed Policies, Foreited Futures Juvenile Records- A National Review of State Laws on Confidentiality, Sealing and Expungement

Failed Policies, Foreited Futures