Are Records of Juvenile Matters Open to the Public in Connecticut?
Generally, records of juvenile matters are not open to the public. These records are confidential and sealed by statute. There are exceptions to this confidentiality. In cases involving delinquency, the record of the case shall be available to the victim of the crime committed by the juvenile. In this case, the record is disclosed to the same extent as the record of the case of a defendant in a criminal proceeding in the regular criminal docket would be disclosed. There are other items that are automatically sealed by statute as well, including: psychologist and patient communications, and communications between a social worker and the person consulting with the worker, etc.
If you have any questions regarding criminal matters in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly atJMaya@Mayalaw.com.