In New York State:
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1996 Changes to New York State Laws Governing Juvenile Fingerprinting and Record Use
- Several procedural changes accompany the 1996 amendments to State laws governing juvenile fingerprinting and record use.
- The fingerprints must be immediately forwarded to the State's central repository for fingerprints --DCJS.
- DCJS must provide the arresting agency with information on any pending arrests and prior juvenile delinquency adjudications for the fingerprinted juvenile.
- Copies of the rap sheet must be shared with other appropriate agencies.
- Outside New York City, the agency terminating the processing of a case in which fingerprints have been taken must record the case disposition on the fingerprint card stub and forward it to DCJS.
- DCJS must destroy a juvenile arrest record when the case outcome is favorable to the respondent or when the most serious adjudication charge is not among those specified for record retention.
- The permanent retention status of adjudication records is usually determined when a youth reaches 21 years of age.
- It is important that local agencies make every effort to comply with their mandated reporting responsibilities.