Section 12-15-216

Legislative intent.

The Legislature reaffirms its belief that juvenile court records, in general, should be confidential. However, it is the intent of the Legislature by Act 99-433, 1999 Regular Session, to provide for limited exceptions to juvenile court record confidentiality to promote more effective communication among juvenile courts, law enforcement agencies, and schools to aid in the rehabilitation of children as well as to lessen the potential for drug use, violence, and other forms of delinquency.

(Act 99-433, p. 792, §2; §12-15-104; amended and renumbered by Act 2008-277, p. 441, §14.)