Toolkit for Judges

This toolkit is designed to provide quick and easy access to information needed by judges, attorneys, as well as other legal professionals involved with the Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ). The ICJ facilitates the transfer of supervision of juveniles, temporary travel of defined offenders and return of juveniles who have absconded, escaped, fled to avoid prosecution or run away. Due to the complex nature of ICJ, judges must consider numerous factors when ruling on cases involving out-of-state juveniles. With more than 15,000 juveniles annually moving across state lines, courts across the country are increasingly considering juvenile interstate issues. This toolkit is designed to assist judiciary on the current law and relevant statutes needed to make decisions regarding ICJ youth.