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National Conference on Juvenile Justice Records: Appropriate Criminal and Noncriminal Justice Uses

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May 1997
109 pages
This report presents papers from a conference that focused on the appropriate uses of juvenile justice records in juvenile court, adult/criminal court, and other criminal justice proceedings, as well as for noncriminal justice purposes such as background employment checks and licensing.

Contains the presentations of speakers at the May 1996 conference on collection and use of juvenile records sponsored by BJS and SEARCH. Issues addressed were Federal and State policies and practices, experiences of States in using and maintaining juvenile records, fingerprint requirements, and use of juvenile records in connection with educational programs and firearm checks. The conference is the latest in the series of conferences supported by BJS that address policies and technologies that affect the maintenance and use of records within the criminal justice system. This report was prepared by SEARCH, the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics.

Date Published: May 1, 1997