Juvenile Record Expungement

Black’s Law Dictionary defines “expungement of record” as the “Process by which record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from the state or Federal repository.”

To “expunge” is to “erase or remove completely.”

What is a Juvenile Record Expungement?

An expungement order directs the court to treat the criminal conviction as if it had never occurred, removing it from a person’s public record.

These court orders are not automatic – a petition must be filed to start the process. The Defender Association files these petitions for our clients.

If you want to find out if you’re eligible for a juvenile records expungement, or have other expungement questions, you can:

Call the Juvenile Expungement Hotline at 267-765-6770;

 email us at CYJ_Expungements@philadefender.org;


Fill out our online juvenile record expungement request form below.

Juvenile Record Expungement Request Form

Fill out the form below to request a juvenile record expungement. NOTE: fields marked with a * are required