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Have a Juvenile Record? Plan for your Future!

"As you move forward with your life after being involved in the juvenile court system, this guide provides information about what obstacles may lay ahead and how to prepare yourself. The court and police paperwork about your case is called your 'juvenile record.' This record can affect your life for years to come. But you can still pursue your goals and build a bright future by understanding the barriers caused by a juvenile record and knowing what to do and where to go to get help. The road forward may have some challenges — but we hope this guide will show you that progress can be made and there is a community of advocates in Ohio who are here to help you succeed."

Data points to disparities in how police use force against juveniles

"The use of force specifically on juveniles has not been widely studied, but research published in June by the Justice Policy Journal estimates force is used or threatened in more than 30 percent of juvenile arrests and race is not a big factor in determining whether suspects are likely to have force used against them."

Unsealed Fate: The Unintended Consequences of Inadequate Safeguarding of Juvenile Records in Maine