Collateral Consequences

caution childrenAdjudications of delinquency, or juvenile convictions, can follow an individual throughout adulthood and can have far-reaching consequences on a youth’s ability to join the military, pursue higher education, obtain housing, or secure  employment. While the full scope of the collateral consequences that come with delinquency court charges vary greatly from state to state, NJDC’s Innovation Brief provides guidance to juvenile defenders on how to avoid and mitigate the consequences of a juvenile adjudication, in general.

Some State-Specific Resources on Collateral Consequences include:

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