July 2017: Non Voluntary Return - Accused Delinquent

Article Date
Your Name
Gladys Olivares
Your State
Your Role
Compact Office Staff
Type of Return
Non Voluntary Return: Accused Delinquent
Rule(s) Applied
6-102, 7-104, 7-106
Circumstances of the return
Youth was a Juvenile Charged Delinquent/ Dependency ward
How the ICJ Rules assisted in the return

The holding state was wanting to drop youth's dependency. They wanted to pick youth up from an in-state program and drop him off at the holding/demanding mutual border at which point the holding state would terminate dependency. Also were wanting to not have the youth and judge sign a form III. However, once this was learned it was explained that this plan would preclude ICJ in either state from being involved as it would not meet criteria for an ICJ extradition. Then the youth was properly returned by ICJ rules. Youth also had a few boxes of personal belongings that under the rules were able to be returned properly.

Issues that occurred in the course of the return
See: How the ICJ Rules assisted in the return
What didn’t the ICJ Rules address with regard to the return
Tip(s) Learned
Always follow the rules in order to properly return a youth safely.