Juvenile Record Confidentiality
Currently, in Michigan, youth who come in contact with law enforcement do not have the protections many assume they do. Many juvenile court records are accessible to the general public, which may hinder the youth's chance of finding employment, housing, or even getting into college. Although many youth are eventually eligible for sealing the record of their juvenile adjudications, there are significant barriers to completing the process.
MCYJ is advocating for legislation that would ensure that youth are not defined by their past mistakes, so they can grow into their full potential and become contributing members of their community.