Interstate Commission for Juveniles Releases Bench Book for Judges and Court Personnel
April 8, 2011
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 anotherrecently 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.
The book is free and available online.
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