Note: Juvenile cases are not open public records; they are confidential by statute. Access to confidential records is limited to parties of the action or counsel of record.
A representative of the news media (Media Coordinator) will be allowed to be present in juvenile proceedings for the purpose of reporting news, without revealing the identity of the juvenile involved. Arrangements for media presence in juvenile hearings should be made via the judicial assistant for the presiding court official. Use of cameras in the courtroom requires prior judicial approval.
Ch. 938, Juvenile Justice Code (Wis. Stats. 2015-16) S.938.299(1) addresses allowing a representative of the news media who wishes to attend the hearing for the purpose of reporting news without revealing the identify of the juvenile involved(said representative to be determined by the media coordinator); cameras in the courtroom require approval of the presiding court official.