Juvenile records; DJJ to provide information in an investigation of criminal street gang. (HB254)

Introduced By

Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), and Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juvenile records; confidentiality.  Allows the Department of Juvenile Justice to share with law enforcement the information of a juvenile, without request, if it would aid in a criminal investigation involving a predicate criminal act or a criminal street gang. The bill also provides that a local court services unit shall provide information on criminal gang activity to the State Police, a local police department, a sheriff's office, or the locally designated gang coordinator, gang task force, or law-enforcement task force, and that the information shall include identifying information of the juvenile. Read the Bill »


02/03/2010: Merged into HB1121


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102161D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/01/2010Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1121-Gilbert)
02/03/2010Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1121-Gilbert)


Linda writes:

I don't believe this is constitutional. Currently, the juvenile's name isn't on a docket in juvenile court for privacy issues. If the juvenile returns to court for a review, even in circuit court, the name is omitted on the docket. Now, if the juvenile even talks to a gang member in the Department of Juvenile Justice, he/she will be listed as a gang member and the information shared. This is a slippery slope that should not be had.