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Website Updates for January 5 - 11, 2012

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

Amended Rules and Forms - Download the PDF of the amended rules and forms with tracked changes for the rules effective March 1, 2012 here.

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

Meeting Updates

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

Finance Committee - Agenda and notice for the January 24, 2011 meeting

Midwest Region - Approved meeting minutes from the October 25, 2011 meeting

West Region - Approved minutes from the October 25, 2011 meeting

Rules Committee - Approved minutes from the December 14, 2011 meeting

Training Committee - Agenda and notice for the January 19, 2011 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.

Closings - The National Office is closed Monday, January 16, 2012 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

Arkansas - Judy Miller has returned from leave.

California - Michael Farmer will be out of the office until March 26, 2012. Pamela Arcuri and Patrice Betancur will cover all juvenile interstate matters.  Please direct all email correspondence to

+ 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

+ 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  

+ 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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