Pass the In The Meantime Bill for Privacy & Fairness in State Courts

The purpose of New York’s youthful offender law is undermined when eligible young people’s cases pend for months or years with all information open to the public.  Information about teenagers and the charges they face leaks onto websites and remains available even if the case is eventually sealed.  The In the Meantime Bill (A 05021) will keep young people’s criminal court cases private until the final disposition in the case.