No, a juvenile record is not a criminal conviction, even if you were “found guilty” in juvenile court.

If a job application asks you about criminal convictions, you should not reveal your juvenile record. If you think a job, a college, or a landlord has seen your juvenile record, contact us:

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If you are not between 18 and 24 or do not live in one of the above-listed areas, you will need to:

  1. Get a copy of your juvenile record from the police department where the incident occurred.
  2. Fill out a petition form (the form "Erasure of Record, Petition/Order ", JD-JM-12 Rev. 10-15, can be found here:
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  3. Submit your petition to the juvenile court closest to where the incident occurred.

You can request a copy of your juvenile record from the police department or the juvenile court closest to where the incident occurred. You can make the request in writing or you can go to the clerk’s office in juvenile court or to the records department at the police station.

There is no fee to file the Petition.

If you meet the eligibility criteria, Connecticut law requires the court to grant your Petition.

People with very low income can find help at:

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