~ will juvenile records be made public? ~

In my posting, Criminal Record Site Surveys, I mentioned that juvenile sex offender registrants can be found at some state sex offender websites. States are also considering whether to allow juvenile felony criminal trials to be public, which would place the criminally charged in the public records. An extensive article on the proposed legislation in Kentucky and the societal issues of closed juvenile courts is explored in, Closed Courts Hide Crimes from Public.

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