It has been brought to the Court’s attention that 2015 legislation known as AB 899, codified as Welfare and Institutions Code §831, read literally, prohibits the release of information in juvenile court records, juvenile probation records, and juvenile Health and Human Services Department records to Federal authorities without a Court Order under essentially all circumstances. The Court has been advised that AB 899 may prevent release of records without a Court Order when a person with such records in his or her past seeks entry into the armed services and even where the affected individual has consented to the release. Such a result was likely not an intent of aB 899 and is contrary to the interests of young people seeking to embark on a military career.
It is therefore as Standing Order of this Court that such juvenile records may be release to a military recruiter or United States armed services agency when accompanied by a request executed by the affected individual, or his or her parent or guardian if the individual is still a minor, authorizing such a release.
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