ERIC Number: ED312743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Need To Know: Juvenile Record Sharing.
Rapp, James A.; And Others
Responding to the needs of children, particularly juvenile offenders, requires both good judgment and good information. Knowledge and awareness of a child's background and problems gives teachers, counselors, administrators, police, and other legal professionals guidance in developing proper education, programs, and counsel for the child. Confidential information should be shared on a routine, ongoing basis when specific needs warrant such sharing. Currently our juvenile justice system protects the privacy of the youthful offender convicted of serious crime to such an extent that the rest of society often is left at risk. In the first of two sections, this document outlines eight steps for the development of information management policies and interagency cooperation; included among these steps are: (1) determining what information is maintained by each member of the interagency partnership; (2) designating an "information management liaison" at each agency; and (3) periodically reviewing the effectiveness and appropriateness of the policies established. The second portion of this document generally examines each state's juvenile records statutes. Appended is a guide for the use of state statute tables, a model of a juvenile records code, a model of Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 legislation, and a collection of sample forms. (101 references) (KM)
Descriptors: Confidential Records, Confidentiality, Crime, Disclosure, Elementary Secondary Education, Privacy, Student Records, Student Rights
Publications, National School Safety Center, 16830 Ventura Blvd., Suite 200, Encino, CA 91436 ($16.00; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National School Safety Center, Malibu, CA.