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When is a youth record under the YCJA destroyed?

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There is a common misconception that a youth record kept under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) will automatically be destroyed once a young person reaches the age of 18 years.  This is not the test for determining when a youth record might cease to exist.  In fact, it is quite possible to find yourself in a situation where your youth record becomes permanent.

A youth record is basically a history of information kept either for a purpose stated in the ...

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