• Petitioned State of Washington

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State of Washington
Washington State Senate

State of Washington: Stop the sale and distribution of juvenile criminal records!

    1. Bailey Stober
    2. Petition by

      Bailey Stober

      Kent, WA

Young people make mistakes everyday - it is part of growing up. Washington State is one of only 8 states in the nation that publishes and distributes juvenile criminal records. They are one of only 3 states that takes it a step further and sells those juvenile criminal records for a profit. This stops our kids from getting jobs and housing when they become adults because employers and landlords run background checks. Essentially, you could get caught shoplifting or fighting at age 12 and it could cost you for the rest of your life! 42 other states already have stopped this practice!

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    • Noelle Hunter UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA
      • 7 months ago

      Too many people are being discriminated against because of past mistakes. If a young person displays evidence of turning their lives around, I don't see why their past should continue to haunt them.

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    • Sarah Ricks SNOQUALMIE, WA
      • 9 months ago

      Children are important to me. They should be in the state of Washington. Rehabilitation is what everyone wants and is only possible if we give children the soil to grow in.

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    • Patrick Dunn MONROE, WA
      • 10 months ago

      Kids make mistakes that should not haunt them the rest of their and their family's lives.

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    • Candace Aylor BOERNE, TX
      • 10 months ago

      Unless your goal is to create career criminals, these reocrds should never be public!

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    • Monique Mollett ORLANDO, FL
      • 10 months ago

      Selling and distribution of the information of minours should be illegal.

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