Expanded Confidentiality and Sealing Provisions for Youth Police Records

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Starting January 1, 2022, California youth who are diverted from the juvenile justice system after contact with law enforcement will automatically have their police records sealed.  

This guide provides an overview the different types of encounters with law enforcement that are covered by the additional confidentiality protections, the types of records and information that are protected, and what the requirements are for diversion service providers, law enforcement, and probation departments.