ICJ Mentors



The ICJ Mentoring Program was designed to support states in transition. ICJ Mentors will provide guidance, technical assistance and structured learning as required with new state commissioners, compact administrators, deputy compact administrators, and other ICJ office staff acclimatization efforts into new compact roles and continuity of state performance under ICJ rules. 

For more information, see the ICJ Administrative Policy 01-2019: "Mentoring Program" here.

If you are interested in applying for the program or becoming a mentor, please email the national office.


Mentee Eligibility

Any Commissioner, compact administrator, deputy compact administrator, or other ICJ office staff who has taken on his or her current role within the last year is eligible to participate as a mentee.

Role of the Mentee

Role of the Mentee:

  1. Have a desire to learn, grow and succeed in the work of ICJ;
  2. Develop skills through Commission approved training opportunities;
  3. Reach out in a timely fashion to seek guidance when a need develops; and
  4. Determine your expectations from your assigned mentor.


Mentor Eligibility

Any Commissioner or full-time designee who:

  1. Has at least two (2) years of experience working for a state Compact office as a Commissioner, compact administrator, deputy compact administrator, or other ICJ office staff and
  2. Represents a state considered to be in good standing, as indicated by previous performance measurement assessments and/or compliance-related actions.

If it is unclear whether the state is considered to be in good standing, the Executive Committee will make a determination.

Role of the Mentor
  1. Advise and/or train mentee;
  2. Ask questions to determine mentee’s understanding of ICJ Rules and processes, as well as areas needing clarity or improvement;
  3. Assist mentee in learning about the Commission’s policies and procedures, including those related to travel, interpretation of rules, and dispute resolution;
  4. Act as a resource for information and resources that can aid ICJ work;
  5. Provide insight through mentor’s ICJ experience and aid in problem solving;
  6. Encourage and provide support during the transition period for mentee;
  7. Maintain trust and confidentiality of state information per ICJ Rules; and
  8. Develop with mentee determined times to meet and discuss issues of concern.