Many people do not know much about two Iowa Abuse registries, the Child Abuse Registry and the Dependent Adult Abuse Registry. Unlike the Sex Offender Registry, a person can end up on Iowa's Child Abuse or Dependent Adult Abuse registries without ever having been charged with, let alone convicted of, any crime.
You may have a juvenile record if you were accused of doing something illegal when you were under 18 years of age. How that record can affect you and what you can do.
Some of the many laws/legal issues teens and young adults need to understand. It is important to remember that if you find yourself in trouble there is help available. You are not alone.
Common questions and answers about how cases involving minors are handled in the Iowa judicial system.