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PRA Deep Dive – Juvenile and Child Records

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
10 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: $40
Credits: CLE, WAPRO (see below)


Registration closes Monday, September 20 at 5 PM. This webinar will be recorded, and all preregistered attendees will receive a link to view the recording. Read about scholarship opportunities.

Webinar Overview

Disclosure of juvenile and child records is controlled by many different laws, not just the Public Records Act (PRA). Navigating the different laws that apply to records of juvenile offenders, child victims, child welfare recipients, and other records that may mention children can be a minefield. Balancing the privacy interests of children with the strong public disclosure obligations of the PRA can leave public records officers in a tight place. Join us for our PRA Deep Dive webinar, which feature public records professionals tackling thorny issues—like child records, law enforcement and/or personnel records—and discussing common challenges.

Educational Objectives

This webinar will dive into how the Public Records Act and other laws apply to the different types of juvenile and child records held by agencies, explore what records or information may be exempt (including how to clarify when it is unclear) and review requirements as well as best practices for managing public records requests for such material. Extra time is allotted for questions and answers, and registrants are invited to submit questions in advance.

Who Should Attend?

Public record officers and staff, attorneys/legal staff of local governments, as well as private attorneys with local government clients, and other staff who work with juvenile and child public records requests.


  • Karen Horowitz, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Public Records Officer, Thurston County. Karen is a senior deputy prosecuting attorney for Thurston County.  She leads Thurston County’s Public Records Unit which was formed to coordinate and centralize responses to public records requests.  In this role Karen provides technical and legal assistance to County staff who respond to records requests, and advises on the Public Records Act, court records, and records retention and management.
  • Sarah Doar, Legal Consultant, MRSC. Sarah joined MRSC in September 2018, after serving as Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Island County. At MRSC, Sarah provides advice to municipalities on many aspects of government, including compliance with public records and open meeting laws, land use issues, and environmental law.


This training is eligible for:

Refund policy: Refunds of the webinar fee will be provided in full if registration is canceled before Monday September 20 at 5pm. After that, refunds will be provided minus a $5.00 administrative up to the morning of the webinar. If you are registered for the webinar and unable to attend, you will still be able to view the recorded webinar afterwards. However, if you cancel your registration, you will not receive a link to the recording.