Erasing juvenile records…Duquesne Law School and Housing Authority win expungement grant
“Some juvenile records are open to the public. Specifically, those who are over 14 and adjudicated delinquent of a felony have a public juvenile record. Moreover, once any portion of the juvenile record becomes public, then the entire record is public,” she said.
“That includes any non-felony portions of the record. Also, 12- and 13-year-olds who have been adjudicated of certain very serious felony offenses have a public juvenile record.”
And though applicants are not always required to acknowledge juvenile records on employment applications, Sizemore-Thompson said that is not the case for public housing applications. They must be acknowledged and can lead to disqualification. So the grant is specifically tailored to fit a real need.