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Gov. Brown signs bills to help juvenile offenders, Title IX compliance
Gov. Brown signs bills to help juvenile offenders, Title IX compliance

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed 33 bills into law, including measures providing the automatic sealing of juvenile offenders' records if they comply with court directions and requiring schools to report, by gender, who is participating in their sports programs. The juvenile offender bill, by Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), will help young nonviolent offenders get their lives back on track so they can become productive members of society, its author says. The measure provides for the automatic sealing of juvenile records in cases in which the youth successfully completes all court-imposed sanctions. Existing law allows for the sealing but requires the offender...

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