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Yes. Under CPL 720.35, "Youthful Offender" records are confidential and sealed as follows:
"Youth" means a person charged with a crime alleged to have been committed when he/she was at least sixteen years old & less than nineteen years old. Youthful Offender status is granted at sentencing in the interest of justice & is meant to relieve the eligible youth from the onus of having a criminal record.
Youthful Offender records are automatically sealed upon a youthful offender adjudication. All official records and papers on file with court or police agency or the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) are sealed.
However, these confidential records are still available, or may be released to, the following:
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