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The Difficulties of Expunging Juvenile Records

Last week, we heard stories of young people who were arrested at school for things as simple as food fights. Back in January 2010, Illinois enacted legislation to allow a review for the possible expungement of juvenile records. But our reporting last week revealed that these reforms fall short of what advocates had originally hoped for. So, who's falling through the cracks and why? To answer those questions we speak with Maryam Ahmad, a former Assistant State's Attorney and Azim Ramelize, an Assistant Commissioner for Chicago's Department of Family and Support Services.

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