What does it mean to petition the Juvenile Court?

When a person petitions the Juvenile Court, they are making a formal request asking the Juvenile Court to grant them access to confidential juvenile police records for a specific reason. It is important to state the reason for the request and how the record will be used. If a person wants other confidential information such as victim or witness information, medical records and child abuse report information, it must be specifically requested in the petition. If not, the information will be removed even if access to the juvenile police records is granted.

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1. What is a juvenile police record?
2. What if the victim or witnesses were minors?
3. Why are juvenile police records confidential?
4. Who is entitled to a copy of juvenile police records?
5. If a person is entitled to a copy of the juvenile police records, where can he/she acquire it?
6. May law enforcement officials provide a copy of the records that has certain information removed?
7. May a person not listed above obtain a copy of the juvenile police records?
8. What does it mean to petition the Juvenile Court?
9. Where can a person obtain a petition form?
10. What information needs to be included in the petition?
11. Where should the petition be sent?
12. What does it mean to notice a party?
13. Who must receive notice?
14. What happens after a petition is submitted?
15. How long will the process take once the petition is submitted to the Juvenile Court?
16. If the petition is granted, how does the petitioner obtain the record?
17. After the petitioner receives a copy, may it be used in any purpose?