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Website Updates for January 4, 2012

  Amendment Training - Spots are still available for Compact Office staff to attend Rule Amendment training. Click here to register for the January 11 session at 10:00am EST or click here to register for the January 18 session at 2:00pm EST.

+  Rules Committee Business Calendar - Read the business calendar for 2012 here.

Meeting Updates

Midwest Region - Notice and agenda for the January 10, 2012 meeting

West Region - Notice and agenda for the January 10, 2012 meeting

Rules Committee - Notice and agenda for the January 11, 2012 meeting

AAICPC/ICJ Workgroup - Notice and agenda for the January 12, 2012 meeting

Compact Office Updates

+ Compact Office Directory - If you would like specific information listed on your state page regarding who to contact for runaways, parole, probation and general correspondence, click here to submit those changes.

Rhode Island - Please welcome JoAnn Niksa as the new Deputy Compact Administrator for RI. JoAnn's information is listed below:
JoAnn M. Niksa
Deputy Interstate Compact Administrator
RI Dept. of Children, Youth and Families
Juvenile Probation and Parole

101 Friendship Street
Providence, RI 02903
T: (401) 528-3520
F: (401) 528-3532

+ Arkansas - Judy Miller is on leave. Please contact Debra Devine for ICJ matters:
Debra Devine
Arkansas ICJ Office
Arkansas Division of Youth Services     
PO Box 1437, Slot S-503  
Little Rock, AR
T: (501) 682-0151
F: (501) 682-1339

+ New York - Effective December 19, send all emails containing juvenile probation transfer cases and related correspondence directly to All probation email addresses changed their naming convention to  

+ Texas - Effective immediately, please send all regular mail to the following address:
Texas ICJ Office
Texas Juvenile Justice Department
P.O. Box 12757
Austin, TX 78711-2757

+ Vermont - Due to a temporary office relocation caused by damage from Tropical Storm Irene, please contact Margo Bryce for all ICJ correspondence:

Margo Bryce, Deputy Compact Administrator
Vermont ICJ Office
T: (802) 769-6298
F: (802) 769-2122

The best way to contact the VT Compact Office is through email. Please continue to use the Waterbury mailing address for overnight and regular mail.

+ Virginia - Runaway Coordinator Connie Richardson is on leave until January 17, 2012. Please send all runaway referrals to Letta Porter Jones during this time.

Important Reminders

+ HTML Rules - The ICJ Rules are now available in a Step-by-Step HTML format.

+ Bench Book for Judges and Court Personnel - Available for download in PDF

+ Training and Technical Assistance - Training and Technical Assistance is available to Compact Offices at no charge. Contact Jack Branum at for more information.

+ Training Report Form - Have you recently conducted training in your state? Make sure your statistics are counted by using the online training reporting form.

+ Submitting Announcements - The deadline to post comments in the weekly newsletter is 12:00pm EST on each Tuesday. Please submit announcements to


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