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OJJDP has released “Expunging Juvenile Records: Misconceptions, Collateral Consequences, and Emerging Practices.” The bulletin discusses common misconceptions surrounding expungement and provides information about the collateral consequences of juvenile records.
Youth with juvenile records frequently experience collateral consequences of their arrest or adjudication, which may include difficulty accessing educational services, obtaining employment, and finding and maintaining housing. The bulletin highlights promising federal, state, and local practices that have been implemented to lessen the impact of collateral consequences on youth.