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“States should do more to protect the confidentiality of juvenile records to ensure young adults are able to access education and employment, a new report says.
“The Juvenile Law Center report traces how records are shared publicly and the problems that result.
“The authors call for stricter laws that limit record sharing to ensure records do not linger long after a juvenile is out of the justice system. If confidentiality isn’t protected upfront, even record sealing and expungement may not protect a young person from losing an opportunity because a background check reveals private or inaccurate information, they said.”