TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
DATE: September 11, 2014
RE: Rule 19, N.D.R.Juv.P., Juvenile Records
The board proposes that a new Rule 19 be created to consolidate provisions previously contained in the Unified Judicial System Policy Manual. Proposed subdivisions (a), (b) and (c) are derived from Policy 402 on Juvenile Court Records and proposed subdivision (d) is derived from Policy 403 on Expungement.
Unlike Admin. Rule 41, which governs public access to court records, Rule 18 makes it clear from the beginning that juvenile records are confidential and not generally accessible to the public. The rule's focus is on how juvenile records are handled within juvenile court and during the juvenile court process.
A copy of the proposed new rule is attached.