Are you currently living in Nebraska, under the age of 24, and have been involved in the Juvenile Justice System? If you answered yes to all these questions, you’re in luck! Creighton School of Law will be conducting a Juvenile Record Sealing Clinic this April for eligible individuals who have either been arrested as a juvenile or have a juvenile record. If you are not sure if your record is sealed or not, stop on by and let us check for you! The clinic will be held: 

Where: Creighton School of Law (2133 Cass Street Omaha, NE 68137) 

When: April 13th, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.  

You can pre-register by emailing: juvenilereentry@legalaidofnebraska.org 

We ask that in the email you provide your: (1) first and last name, (2) current address (with city), (3) gender, (4) date of birth, (5) phone number, (6) whether you are a United States citizen, and if you work (7) how much you make a week; shortly after you register by email, an attorney will contact you with the next steps!

One common question would be: Why should I seal my record? 

There are a lot of reasons one should seal their juvenile record (if possible) or check to make sure it is sealed. There is a lot of confusion when it comes to juvenile records. Many young people in Nebraska are led to believe that their juvenile record disappears when they turn 18 or 19. Unfortunately, that is not the case.  

Here in the state of Nebraska, it can get even more confusing! Some places and reports make it seem like the juvenile records are sealed automatically. This is NOT true! Nebraska is actually one of the few states that allow your juvenile record to be seen by the public unless it is sealed. This means that if your record is unsealed, anyone can see it including landlords, employers, colleges, etc. It can prevent you from getting a good job, a place to live, and much more.  

That is why it is recommended that you get your record sealed! So, apply today by emailing us at juvenilereentry@legalaidofnebraska.org and start the record sealing process. 

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-CZ-BX-0021 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Juvenile Reentry Flyer

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