Rule 5-102: Absconder Under ICJ Supervision

  1. If there is reason to believe that a juvenile being supervised under the terms of the Interstate Compact for Juveniles in the receiving state has absconded, the receiving state shall attempt to locate the juvenile. Such activities shall include, but are not limited to:

    a. Conducting a field contact at the last known residence;

    b. Contacting the last known school or employer, if applicable; and

    c. Contacting known family members and collateral contacts.
  2. If the juvenile is not located, the receiving state shall submit a violation report to the sending state’s ICJ office which shall include the following information:

    a. The juvenile’s last known address and telephone number,

    b. Date of the juvenile’s last personal contact with the supervising agent,

    c. Details regarding how the supervising agent determined the juvenile to be an absconder, and

    d. Any pending charges in the receiving state.
  3. The receiving state may close the case upon notification that a warrant has been issued by the sending state for a juvenile who has absconded from supervision in the receiving state, or if the juvenile has been on absconder status for ten (10) business days.
  4. Upon finding or apprehending the juvenile, the sending state shall make a determination if the juvenile shall return to the sending state or if the sending state will request supervision resume in the receiving state.

History: Adopted October 17, 2012, effective April 1, 2013; amended August 26, 2015, effective February 1, 2016