About the Interstate Compact for Juveniles

The Interstate Compact for Juveniles is a contract between the states that regulates the interstate
movement of juveniles who are under court supervision or who have run away from home and left their state of residence. States ratifying the compact are bound by federal law to observe the terms of the agreement.


Compact provisions take precedence over conflicting state laws. The Compact provides for states’
supervision and return of juveniles who have run away from home and left their state of residence; are on probation, parole, or other supervision, or have escaped to another state; and have been accused of an offense in another state.


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