Yes. You have a right to inspect the documents in your DCFS file. Continue Reading →
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Can I seal my records if I have a juvenile court record?
Yes. You have a Juvenile Court record if you were arrested and/or have a juvenile delinquency adjudication.
If you successfully finished probation after January 1, 2016 and did not commit a serious offense that cannot be sealed, the Court should have automatically sealed your record when your case closed. If you finished probation before January 1, 2016, you will have to petition the court to seal your record.
Is there a fee I must pay to seal my juvenile court records?
No. If you are under 26 years old, there is no filing fee to seal your Juvenile Court record. Continue Reading →
What happens after my records are sealed?
Once your court records are sealed, they later get destroyed! Continue Reading →
Why is it important to seal my juvenile court records?
If you have a Juvenile Court record, it is very important that you have it sealed. Continue Reading →
Who do you call if you have a complaint or need help?
First, remember that you are not alone. There are people and agencies that want to help you. Continue Reading →