April 2017: Voluntary Return - Absconder

Article Date
Your Name
Gladys Olivares
Your State
Your Role
Compact Office Staff
Type of Return
Voluntary Return: Absconder
Rule(s) Applied
Youth be detained pending transport back to ND
Circumstances of the return
Youth was a parole absconder, had been AWOL for 7 months. Picked up in LA County.
How the ICJ Rules assisted in the return

Following the rule for absconders helped keep everything as organized as possible.

Issues that occurred in the course of the return
LA County judge was seriously thinking about keeping youth even though she was a parole absconder. After a few court hearings, youth was finally ordered back to Nevada.
What didn’t the ICJ Rules address with regard to the return
The rule was exactly what made everything go smoothly after the form III was signed. Nothing was not addressed in the rules.
Tip(s) Learned