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Key Takeaways

Did You Know?

  • Sealing juvenile records refers to closing them to the public, while expunging requires their complete physical destruction.
  • Automatically sealing or expunging records requires no action by the juvenile.
  • Nearly 70 bills were considered in 23 states related to handling juvenile records in 2016. At least eight states considered bills related to automatic sealing or expungement.
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