Welfare and Institutions Code Section 827 prohibits Probation from
disseminating Court records, including probation reports, to prospective
employers; however, records are accessible from the Superior
Court of California, County
of Sacramento Juvenile Court,
via Standing Order SSC-JV-99-021, which states access to juvenile case
files is governed primarily by Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 827 and
California Rules of Court, Rule 5.552.
All requests must be presented in person at the
Juvenile Courthouse located at 9605
Kiefer Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95827. Business hours are 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The Juvenile Court reception phone number is (916) 876-7753.
Upon Probation's receipt of a request for release of juvenile case files from any agency
(military, job corps, etc.), the assigned Probation caseworker will only provide the following: a statement of the department's policy, the Juvenile Standing Order SCC-JV-99-021, and if necessary, the record
seal packet, which notifies individuals of their right to seal their juvenile record and
details the Petition to Seal Juvenile Record application process. Requesting agencies may be referred to the Juvenile Court building, as appropriate.