Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is empowered to act on behalf of the Interstate Commission during periods when the Interstate Commission is not in session, with the exception of rulemaking and/or amendments to the compact.  The power of the Executive Committee is subject to any limitations imposed by the Commission, the Compact, or its By-laws.

The Executive Committee is responsible for monitoring the health, needs, and accomplishments of the Commission while also ensuring the organization operates according to its By-laws.  As described in  ICJ Article III (F), the functions include, but are not limited to: 

  • Financial management;
  • Strategic planning;
  • Scheduling of full Commission meetings;
  • Oversight of day-to-day activities of the administration of the compact, managed by the Executive Director;
  • Administration of enforcement and compliance activities; and
  • Performs such other duties as directed by the Interstate Commission or set forth in the By-laws.

Meeting Dates:

October 17, 2019
November 21, 2019
December 19, 2019
January 16 ,2020
February 20, 2020
March 19, 2020
April 14, 2020  Spring Face-to-Face: Cincinnati, OH
May 21, 2020
June 18, 2020
July 16, 2020
August 20, 2020
September 17, 2020


Chair

Jacey Rader

Commissioner, Nebraska

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Biography

Jacey Rader was appointed as Assistant Deputy Administrator of the Administration & Operations Division in May of 2018.  Jacey serves as t

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Jacey Rader was appointed as Assistant Deputy Administrator of the Administration & Operations Division in May of 2018.  Jacey serves as the Commissioner for the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) and the Interstate Commission for Juveniles in the State of Nebraska. Jacey graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2002 and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She began her career with probation in 2004, and served as a probation officer until 2013, when she was promoted to Compliance Officer with the Administrative Office of Probation. In 2014, she was appointed to the Deputy Compact Administrator position and currently serves as the Commissioner for the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS). 

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Vice Chair

Cathlyn Smith

Commissioner, Tennessee

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Biography

Cathlyn Smith currently serves as the Interstate Compact for Juveniles Commissioner for Tennessee, employed by the Department

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Cathlyn Smith currently serves as the Interstate Compact for Juveniles Commissioner for Tennessee, employed by the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) Office of Juvenile Justice.  She provides oversight for the Interstate Compact for Juveniles providing technical assistance to regional staff courts and external stakeholders.  She has worked in state government for twenty-eight years in direct service and supervisory roles advocating for children and families. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas, a Master’s degree in Public Service Management from Cumberland University and a Master of Social Work degree from the Middle Tennessee Collaborative MSW Program at Tennessee State University.

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Treasurer

Jedd Pelander

Commissioner, Washington

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Biography

Jedd Pelander currently serves as the Interstate Compact for Juveniles Commissioner for Washington State within the Department of Children, Youth &

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Jedd Pelander currently serves as the Interstate Compact for Juveniles Commissioner for Washington State within the Department of Children, Youth & Families - Juvenile Rehabilitation Programs.   Jedd has worked in State Government for over fifteen years in direct service, supervisory and administrative roles. Jedd received his Degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Central Washington University in 2003.  Jedd currently provides administration of Washington State’s Juvenile Sex Offender Programs in institutional and community programs.  Jedd is a current member of Washington’s States Sex Offender Policy Board and is the Chair of Washington State’s End Of Sentence Review Committee for juveniles.    

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Immediate Past Chair

Anne Connor

Designee/Deputy Compact Administrator, Idaho

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Biography

Anne joined the Idaho ICJ Office as the official Designee in December 2017. Anne was previously the ICJ Commissioner for Nevada, having been appoin

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Anne joined the Idaho ICJ Office as the official Designee in December 2017. Anne was previously the ICJ Commissioner for Nevada, having been appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval on November 28, 2012. She began her Interstate career at the Nevada ICJ Office in March 2010, coming from the Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services and the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office. As the sole practitioner in the Nevada ICJ Office, Anne was responsible for the day to day operations of the Nevada ICJ Office and provided training to juvenile parole and probation staff across the state regarding ICJ.

Anne was responsible for the development of an internal database to track Nevada’s ICJ youth in 2010 and was a designated “power user” representing the West Region in the development of the National database (JIDS) currently used by all member states within the ICJ. She has been one of two JIDS Trainers since the system went live in November 2012 and is currently involved in the development of ICJ’s new UNITY database. As the Chair of the Training, Education and Public Relations Committee from 2015-2017, Anne presented trainings on a variety of topics including Rules, Rule Amendments, JIDS, JIDS Enhancements and Returning Youth via ICJ.  In addition, she has been privileged to provide training about the ICJ to national juvenile justice stakeholders such as NCJFCJ and APPA. After assisting in the development of a Best Practice for States in Transition, Anne provided countless hours of support, training and technical assistance via WebEx, by phone and on-site to member states across the country. She was also, along with the four Region Representatives, one of the designated ICJ Mentors for the Commission from 2014-2019.

In October 2012, Anne was elected as the Western Region Chair and in October 2013, she was elected as the Vice Chair of the National Interstate Commission serving until August 2015. Anne served as Chair of the Training, Education and Public Relations Committee as well as the Human Trafficking Ad Hoc Committee from 2015-2017. In September 2017, Anne was elected as the Commission's Chair and served 2 terms. She received the ICJ Commission’s Leadership Award in 2015 and again in 2018 in recognition of her dedication to the National Commission for Juveniles.

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Regional Representatives

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