FCA Article 3 - Juvenile Delinquency

Sealing Family Court Records

N.Y. Fam Ct Act § 381.3 protects a juvenile’s records from disclosure.

  • JD and PINS records must be sealed.
  • No exception exists to disclose this information to immigration authorities without a family court order.
  • Note: If a juvenile applies for an immigration benefit (citizenship, green card, etc.) s/he may STILL be asked to submit sealed records and can be denied a benefit based on this information.