March 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
6-102, 7-106
Circumstances of the return
Youth was a probation absconder picked up in Clark Co from CA.
How the ICJ Rules assisted in the return

ICJ Rules: 6-102 assisted with how to return the youth and 7-106 assisted and educated our staff to not have returned youth with any personal belongings, weapons, etc.

Issues that occurred in the course of the return
A big issue that arose is youth's cell phone was not taken from her and she was able to make a phone call to her mother and asked her to pick her up when CA probation was already set to pick up. They are the only ones with authority to do so.
What didn’t the ICJ Rules address with regard to the return
Tip(s) Learned
To remind staff of rule 7-106 to prevent any mishaps. Luckily everything did turn out good in the end and youth was successfully returned but it could have gone awry.