FYi- March 2018

FYi Newsletter – From the Data Practices Office at the Department of Administration

MARCH  2018     

Advisory Opinion Update

Juvenile Law Enforcement Data

In Opinion 18-002, a police department asked about the classification of records involving juveniles. The Commissioner opined that per Minnesota Statutes, section 260B.171, when a juvenile is or may be delinquent or is or may be involved in criminal acts and the proceedings are not open to the public, records of juveniles are private. Identifying information about juvenile witnesses and victims are classified by Minnesota Statutes, section 13.82, subd. 17, as private, when the law enforcement agency has made the required determinations.

Upcoming DPO Workshops

There are currently no DPO workshops open for registration, but check regularly for details as our 2018 workshop schedule becomes available!