What is JIDS?

The Juvenile Interstate Data System (JIDS) is a web-based system that facilitates the supervising, transferring, accepting, tracking, and returning of juveniles from one state to another. JIDS enables the 50 states and 2 territories that comprise the Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ) to manage workflow and communications, as well as provide consistent service to juveniles. JIDS provides users with the ability to quickly complete ICJ forms, notify Compact Offices of new information and requests, and track cases and juveniles.

In addition to serving as the main communication tool for processing juvenile requests, JIDS serves as a clearinghouse for juvenile information. Data can be accessed through dynamic or static reports on a local or national level. JIDS’ implementation furthers the mission of the Compact by promoting public safety interests through the effective tracking and supervision of juveniles and establishing a system of uniform data collection on information pertaining to juveniles subject to the Compact.

The JIDS system was retired on May 17, 2021 and is available to compact offices for archival use only until May 17, 2022. 

The JIDS Helpdesk Archive is available for compact offices.