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Title: National Conference on Juvenile Justice Records: Appropriate Criminal and Noncriminal Justice Uses
Corporate Author: SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
United States of America
Project Director: S J Barton
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 109
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
SEARCH - National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics
Sacramento, CA 95831
Contract Number: 92-BJ-CX-K012
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: 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.
Abstract: Day One of the conference provided background information on the current status of the juvenile justice system and a discussion of the public policy considerations regarding the use of the juvenile record. On Day Two, speakers examined the operational and management issues involved in accessing juvenile justice information. A review of the current status of juvenile justice records contains papers on changing laws and policies that govern juvenile justice records, an examination of the foundation of juvenile justice records policies, the relationship of juvenile justice information to national criminal justice goals, and State laws on prosecutors' and judges' use of juvenile justice records. Another group of papers addresses privacy and confidentiality issues in the management of juvenile records. One paper discusses "the need to know" versus privacy; and four others focus on practitioners' perspectives on the use of the juvenile record. Another paper in this section considers the collection, maintenance, and use of juvenile fingerprints. Six papers on operational and management perspectives include discussions of the use of juvenile records to predict criminal behavior, the role of the juvenile record in judicial decisionmaking, statewide juvenile systems, juvenile records as a basis for firearm prohibitions, and the exchange of juvenile records between the juvenile justice system and schools.
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile arrest records; Juvenile case records; Juvenile court records; Juvenile records confidentiality; Records management
Note: Proceedings of a conference held in Washington, D.C., on May 22-23, 1996.
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