Juvenile Cases involve individuals who have not reached the age of majority. These cases consist of
- Delinquency - juvenile has committed a crime
- Neglect - abuse or neglect of a minor
- Child in Need of Supervision - child is ungovernable or beyond control, includes truancy
Under the Wyoming Juvenile Justice Act, Juvenile Court records are confidential and protected from public view. Juvenile Court proceedings, unless a jury trial is demanded, are also closed and protected from public view. The exclusion of the public from access to information in Juvenile Court records and proceedings is constitutionally permissible because the states have an interest in protecting the best interest of children.