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How does having a youth record affect me?

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How does having a youth record affect me?
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How does having a youth record affect me?
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December 9, 2020
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Your official youth records are kept by the police, courts, and government agencies. They are private and confidential.

No one is allowed to share the information in your youth records. They can't even say they have youth records about you.

The law also says that you are not allowed to share the information in your own youth records. You are not supposed to tell people that you have a youth record.

Even though your records are private, they can still seriously affect your life, especially when you're looking for work or travelling.  But a youth record will not affect your application for post-secondary education.

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