Interstate Commission for Juveniles Releases Bench Book for Judges and Court Personnel

juvenile-justice-system_bench-book-coverFrom JUVJUST:

The Interstate Commission for Juveniles (ICJ)—an organization responsible for the transfer of supervision for juvenile offenders and the return of juveniles who have absconded, escaped, or run away from one state to another—recently published a Bench Book for Judges & Court Personnel. This bench book provides an overview of legal procedures for the interstate agreement (called a “compact”) to transfer or return juveniles who cross state lines. It also includes an analysis of the compact’s legal foundation, describes sentencing considerations; establishes a process for returning juveniles who have run away from home, escapees, and absconders; explains liability and immunity considerations; and summarizes other relevant considerations.

Indiana, Georgia, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and the District of Columbia had not adopted the new compact has of March 25, 2011. Check out this memo from the Interstate Commission on Juveniles.
Related post: Georgia Could Become “Asylum State” for Juvenile Delinquents.

Updated: February 08 2018