The Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ) is the law that regulates the interstate movement of juveniles who are under court supervision or have run away to another state. The ICJ is a compact that has been adopted as law throughout the United States. Therefore, all state and local officials are legally bound to honor and enforce the terms of the Compact.
The Compact provides requirements for supervision and return of juveniles who:
- are on probation, parole, or other supervision, or have escaped to another state;
- have run away from home and left their state of residence;
- have been accused of an offense in another state.
The national link can be found here.