Dependent on the jurisdiction some juvenile criminal records may be sealed or expunged with relative ease. Considering that some juvenile offenses can be particularly egregious should juveniles be able to seal or expunge their records. What should be the limits of their ability to seal or expunge records?
The psychologist/mental health professional must sometimes walk a fine line between the best interests of a juvenile offender and the desires of his or her parent or guardian. How can a psychologist/mental health professional develop a mutually beneficial agreement for a juvenile offender and parents or guardians? What pitfalls might exist for a psychologist/mental health professional placed into such a situation?