Adjudications of delinquency, or juvenile convictions, can follow an individual throughout adulthood and 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 Guide to Conquering Collateral Consequences provides guidance to juvenile defenders on how to avoid and mitigate the consequences of a juvenile adjudication.
NJDC State-Specific Collateral Consequences Guides for Youth:
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- South Carolina
Other State-Specific Resources on Collateral Consequences:
Other Helpful Resources:
- Law Review Article: The Juvenile Record Myth
- Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement: An Opportunity for Partnership
- Clean Slate Clearinghouse
- Clean Slate Webinar: General Overview of Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement
- Juvenile Record Clearance: 2017 Legislative Reforms Webinar.
- Homeless Youth Handbook: Guide about Youth Rights, Responsibilities, and Resources
- Innovation Brief: Avoiding and Mitigating the Collateral Consequences of a Juvenile Adjudication
- Missed Opportunities: Youth Homelessness in America (recent Chapin Hall study showing that nearly half of the youth experiencing homelessness had contact with the justice system – particularly the juvenile justice system).
- Education Leads Home: A National Campaign Focused on Closing the Educational Achievement and Attainment Gaps for Students Experiencing Homelessness
- Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and Youth Homelessness: Principles for Change
- Medicaid EPSDT Litigation Trends
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