April 2018: Voluntary Return - Absconder

Article Date
Your Name
Destiny Hernandez
Your State
Your Role
Compact Office Staff
Type of Return
Voluntary Return: Absconder
Rule(s) Applied
6-102, 7-104
Circumstances of the return
Youth was a probation absconder who turned himself in on a warrant.
How the ICJ Rules assisted in the return

The ICJ rules served as a guide for this return when the rules were not followed and played an important part in correcting the errors made. Referencing specific rules throughout this return also helped educate other agencies on the return process.

Issues that occurred in the course of the return
The form III was signed prior to confirming with the demanding state if they did want youth returned. The demanding agency wasn't notified in a timely manner so they asked for an extension which was hesitantly granted
What didn’t the ICJ Rules address with regard to the return
Tip(s) Learned
This return served as a reminder of the importance of confirming with the demanding state prior to the youth signing the form III in court.