Addressing Rising Car Thefts

September 2, 2021

I want to share some breaking news: starting today, September 1, the CT Judicial Branch will provide police departments with 24/7 access to juvenile arrest records to help curb car thefts and break-ins. 

The Judicial Branch and local police have struggled to share juvenile criminal history and that has hampered efforts to investigate and properly prosecute repeat offenders. 

This new procedure will allow police departments the ability to seek a juvenile’s prior criminal history at any time.
This change comes after speaking with police chiefs across the state who told us they didn’t have access to information they needed to get the worst offenders off the streets.