Senate Panel OKs Resolution on Juvenile Records

By: AP
By: AP

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A Senate panel approved a plan requesting the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission further study the practice of expunging some juvenile criminal records.

State Sen. Kwame Raoul sponsored the joint resolution, which the Senate Executive Committee advanced Wednesday. He's also backed legislation that essentially erases arrest records for young people who weren't charged or convicted of alleged crimes. That measure passed the House.

Proponents say expunging some records gives young people a better chance to get jobs, go to college and avoid gang violence. Others are concerned because the measure doesn't guarantee that some lower-level arrest records wouldn't be made public.

The commission is a state advisory group to the governor. The resolution asks that the commission look further at expunging records and issues of confidentiality.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 261097061 - wifr.com/a?a=261097061
Gray Television, Inc.