The Office of the State Appellate Defender is partnering with the Access to Justice Commission to prepare and distribute legally correct and user-friendly forms for juvenile expungement that will be accepted in every courthouse throughout Illinois.

Access to Justice is an initiative announced in 2012 by the Illinois Supreme Court to improve access to the justice system. The Court formed the Illinois Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission and charged the Commission with promoting, facilitating and enhancing equal access to justice with an emphasis on access to the Illinois civil courts and administrative agencies for all people, particularly the poor and vulnerable.  

Juvenile Expungement Information and Forms

The following forms have been approved for use by the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice and are required to be accepted in all Illinois courts. The forms are ADA accessible, and you can handwrite or type into the PDF form.

You will need Adobe Acrobat or free Adobe Reader XI or higher in order to save completed forms.

Getting Started Juvenile Expungement Checklist

How to Expunge Your Juvenile Records

Request to Expunge Juvenile Record Form

Notice of Filing Juvenile Form

Order to Expunge Juvenile Form

Additional Juvenile Records Form

Additional Arresting Agencies Form

Change of Address Form

 

In addition to the above, Illinois Legal Aid Online provides a guided interview that will ask you a series of questions related to this topic and then the program will complete the forms for you. It is free to use.

Full text of Expungement of Juvenile Law Enforcement and Juvenile Court Records Section of Juvenile Court Act: 705 ILCS 405/5-915