S 781. Nature of adjudication. No adjudication under this article may be denominated a conviction, and no person adjudicated a person in need of supervision under this article shall be denominated a criminal by reason of such adjudication. S 782. Effect of adjudication. No adjudication under this article shall operate as a forfeiture of any right or privilege or disqualify any person from subsequently holding public office or receiving any license granted by public authority. S 782-a. Transfer of records and information to institutions and agencies. Whenever a person is placed with an institution suitable for the placement of a person adjudicated in need of supervision maintained by the state or any subdivision thereof or to an authorized agency, the family court so placing such person shall forthwith transmit a copy of the orders of the family court pursuant to sections seven hundred fifty-two and seven hundred fifty-four, and of the probation report and all other relevant evaluative records in the possession of the family court and probation department related to such child, including but not limited to any diagnostic, educational, medical, psychological and psychiatric records with respect to such person to such institution or agency, notwithstanding any contrary provision of law. S 783. Use of record in other court. Neither the fact that a person was before the family court under this article for a hearing nor any confession, admission or statement made by him to the court or to any officer thereof in any stage of the proceeding is admissible as evidence against him or his interests in any other court. Another court, in imposing sentence upon an adult after conviction, may receive and consider the records and information on file with the family court concerning such person when he was a child. S 783-a. Consolidation of records within a city having a population of one million or more. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in a city having a population of one million or more, an index of the records of the local probation departments located in the counties comprising such city for proceedings under article seven shall be consolidated and filed in a central office for use by the family court and local probation service in each such county. After consultation with the state administrative judge, the commissioner of the division of criminal justice services, in consultation with the director of the office of probation and correctional alternatives shall specify the information to be contained in such index and the organization of such consolidated file. S 784. Use of police records. All police records relating to the arrest and disposition of any person under this article shall be kept in files separate and apart from the arrests of adults and shall be withheld from public inspection, but such records shall be open to inspection upon good cause shown by the parent, guardian, next friend or attorney of that person upon the written order of a judge of the family court in the county in which the order was made or, if the person is subsequently convicted of a crime, of a judge of the court in which he was convicted. Top of Page
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