Interstate Compact for Juveniles

The new Interstate Compact for Juveniles is now active. The Compact has been adopted by 40 states.
More information is available at the Interstate Commission for Juveniles
The Council of State Governments, in cooperation with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is currently supervising the introduction of The Interstate Compact for Juveniles. At issue are the management, monitoring, supervision and return of juveniles, delinquents and status offenders who are on probation or parole and who have absconded, escaped or run away from supervision and control to states other than where they were sentenced. Also at issue is the safe return of juveniles who have run away from home, leaving their state of residence.


2009 State Legislative Activity (Updated: September 14, 2009)






State-by-State Status Chart (PDF) Updated 9/14/09

Now Available Online
The Interstate Compact for Juveniles promotional video »
For a free copy, please contact Crady deGolian at (859) 244-8068 or


The Interstate Compact for Juveniles, a new interstate agreement, significantly updates the 50-year-old mechanism for tracking and supervising juveniles that move across state borders. Providing enhanced accountability, enforcement, visibility and communication, the new compact seeks to update a crucial, yet outdated tool for ensuring public safety and preserving child welfare.


Primary changes to the original Juvenile Compact (1955) include:


Links & Downloadable Materials

For more information or assistance on the Interstate Compact for Juveniles, please contact Crady deGolian at (859) 244-8068 or