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Home » S.O. 308
Juvenile Justice Commission Investigations 9/18/96
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
IN AND FOR THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
JUVENILE DIVISION - DEPARTMENT 29
STANDING ORDER RE: JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSION INVESTIGATIONS S.O. 308
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT all documents, transcripts, video or cassette tapes and interview notes or tapes released to or obtained by the Juvenile Justice Commission during their investigation of matters involving the Juvenile Justice System, youth within the juvenile Justice system and all facilities, public and private, shall not be released to any individual or group other than the members of the Juvenile Justice Commission. their staff, and the court. This order includes the information contained in documents and transcripts and information obtained through interviews. If the members of the Juvenile Justice Commission wish to release any documents or information to the public regarding these materials or information, they must first seek a further order of the court.
The purpose of this order is to ensure that the confidentiality conferred upon matters coming before the Juvenile Justice System as mandated under state statutes is respected and followed by the Commission, its members and its staff. This order is not meant to prevent the Juvenile Justice Commission from fulfilling its responsibilities under the Welfare and Institutions Code. If there is any question regarding whether or not this order prevents the Commission from fulfilling its responsibilities, the Commission should ask the Presiding Judge of the Juvenile Court for clarification and, if necessary, modification of this order.
Any violation of this order by an individual or the Commission may result in the filing of a charge of contempt of court which is punishable by civil and/or criminal penalties.
Upon completion of review of any documents, transcripts or tapes obtained by the Commission, it shall return the documents and any copies to the custodian of records of the agency or department from which they were produced.
Ina L. Gyemant