Staff Recognition

The Commission believes in recognizing those individuals doing the day-to-day work of the Compact who surpass expectations to provide assistance. When should someone be recognized? When an individual engaged in ICJ business goes above and beyond the general call of duty to reach a conclusion or solution that best serves public safety.

If you know someone who, on a particular instance, went beyond what was required for a particular job, we want to hear about it.

Please relay quick details of the event by entering the information in the Staff Recognition Nomination Form. Nominations may be submitted by any member of ICJ. 

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Recent Recognitions

"I would like to recognize Debra Devine Holcomb with the Arkansas ICJ Office.  She is listed as Staff in the ICJ Directory, but she is more than that.  She goes above and beyond her duties on a regular basis.  Debra has been with ICJ for more than 15 years and handles the Transfer of Supervision cases in and out of AR and also has a big part in handling out-of-state runaways. Debra is knowledgeable of ICJ rules and procedures and shares that knowledge with the people we work with around our State.  She is my back-up when I am out of the office, and I could not do my job without her."  - Judy Miller, Commissioner - Arkansas

"Raymond "Chip" is the New York Probation ICJ Office. Chip is responsible for processing all incoming and outgoing transfer of supervision cases, travel permits, and other correspondence submitted in UNITY to New York State Probation. Despite that workload, Chip finds the time to closely monitor the submission of home evaluation reports, progress reports and responses to violation reports. He is proactive in his approach to ensure New York Probation's compliance in these areas and routinely sends out email correspondence to local probation departments as due date reminders. Chip works with his colleagues from across the nation to resolve issues in a timely and professional manner and is always available to assist the New York local probation department staff in ICJ related matters. He takes the time to walk local probation department staff through the submission of various events in UNITY and has developed a UNITY/ICJ Rule training which he plans to present, in conjunction with the NYS Probation DCA, to local probation department staff in the fall. It is safe to say that Chip goes "above and beyond the call of duty" on a daily basis." 

- Kelly Palmateer, Deputy Compact Administrator, New York - Probation


“Gladys is literally a one-of-a-kind employee who always goes above and beyond when working with ICJ issues. Her knowledge and professionalism are outstanding. A recent ICJ return exemplifies her passion and diligence for ICJ and the youth that are involved in her program. Gladys has clearly developed solid working relationships with many state ICJ offices and her effort were immediately rewarded when working through issues of a runaway youth who also gave birth while in Nevada. This case was complicated and held liabilities in so many program areas in two different states. Gladys handled all of the nuances, discussed liabilities and maneuvered multiple systems to ultimately have this youth and her child returned without them needing to be separated. Gladys completed all of this great work while preparing for a planned extended leave event and training a new employee. She even worked on this case from home while on leave, which was not required, yet was done out of a desire to help forward the mission of ICJ. Gladys is a true professional and Nevada is so blessed to have her working with Nevada ICJ.”

- Tannan Birmingham, Unit Manager for the Nevada Youth Parole Bureau  


"April was very helpful in gathering additional information during a return when a youth was not allowed to board the plane. She stayed calm and was quick to respond and very patient when trying to make new travel arrangements. April was great to work with!!" - Anonymous 


"During a return that saw the transport plan collapse at the "11th hour," Paul notified the Wyoming ICJ Office and worked with his staff as well as the Wyoming ICJ Office until almost midnight the night before the transport to arrange for a later flight the next day. That next day, the flight was delayed three times and still, Paul worked with his ICJ Office, keeping the communications open and keeping the ICJ office up-to-date with any updates from his locals. Paul went above and beyond for this return and should be recognized for his exemplary efforts." - Brandon Schimelpfenig, Wyoming Compact Office