Chapter 5.3 Mandatory Travel Permits

Mandatory Travel Permits

ICJ Rule 8-101 governs the issuance of travel permits and requires travel permits for specific juveniles when traveling out-of-state for a period in excess of twenty-four (24) consecutive hours.  Regardless of whether supervision has been transferred, travel permits are mandatory for juveniles who have been adjudicated or have deferred adjudications and are on supervision for the most serious offenses, specifically:

  • sex-related offenses;
  • violent offenses that have resulted in personal injury or death; and
  • offenses committed with a weapon.

Travel permits are also required in some cases based on certain circumstances related to the juvenile or the travel.  Thus, travel permits are mandatory for juveniles who are:

  • state committed;
  • pending a request for transfer of supervision;
  • returning to the state from which they were transferred for the purposes of visitation;
  • transferring to a subsequent state(s) with the approval of the original sending state; or
  • have transferred to another state and the victim notification laws, policies, and practices of the sending and/or receiving state require such notification.  Id

In some cases, travel by supervised juveniles triggers victim notification requirements.  The sending state’s supervising officer is responsible for victim notification in accordance with the laws and policies of that state. Id. at Rule 8-101(5). For more discussion regarding victim notification requirements, see discussion supra Section 3.9.