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. Call Statewide Legal Services at 800-453-3320 to apply for help or request help online at ctlawhelp.org
If you are not between 18 and 24, you will need to:
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.