Boston Globe: Advocates fight to expunge juvenile records

From the front-page Boston Globe feature:

"Some 17,000 youths come into contact with the juvenile justice system in Massachusetts each year, according to Senator Karen E. Spilka, an Ashland Democrat who sponsored the bill to expunge misdemeanor arrests.

“Juvenile records sometimes follow [offenders] into adulthood, even though they’re not supposed to,” Spilka said. “It can limit their ability to obtain jobs and pursue higher education.”