The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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Consequences of Juvenile Records: They are not Collateral...
Thursday, February 21, 2013 11:00:00 AM PST - 12:30:00 PM PST
To the average person the terms conviction and adjudication are synonymous. Most people also believe that juvenile records just disappear when a youth turns 18 or 21. BOTH of these assumptions are Incorrect!  The consequences of juvenile adjudication can prevent youth from reintegrating into society and stigmatize them at a critical time in their lives.  Having a juvenile offense record can prevent youth from continuing their education, and obtaining housing and employment, which may lead to a cycle of poverty, homelessness, and crime.  Learning objectives:  (1)  Understand the consequences of juvenile offense  records including sex offender registration notifications; (2) Learn strategies to reduce the harm stemming  from juvenile adjudications and records; and (3)  Build a coalition of people who are interested in limiting electronic mass distribution of juvenile records.

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