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OP-ED: Leaving the Past Behind: Sealing Juvenile Records

OP-ED: Leaving the Past Behind: Sealing Juvenile Records

Automatically sealing juvenile records would lessen the damage caused by inconsistencies in screening for both employment and education. Routinely sealing records for eligible youth would increase opportunities for jobs and education, which are effective tools for reducing reoffending, while promoting self-reliance and valid contributions to the community. The automatic sealing of juvenile records is a crucial step towards achieving successful reform and safer societies.

Keywords: Antonia Cartwright, employment, sealing, youth

Posted in Juvenile Justice

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