Say you were convicted of shoplifting a couple of times when you were 13. Fifty years later, you would hope that wouldn’t still be on your record.
But in some states, like Georgia, it probably is. And anyone can access it.
"Everyone assumes that these records are confidential and I think that’s because the public also wants them to be confidential,” says Lourdes Rosado with the Juvenile Law Center.
Rosado says most states – including Georgia – are doing a poor job.