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Resolution


Interstate Compact for Juveniles
Enacted: Jan 2003

WHEREAS, the Interstate Compact on Juveniles was established in 1955 and is the primary compact addressing the needs of juveniles within the justice system who move between states and has not been sufficiently amended in its 47-year existence;

WHEREAS, this compact is the only vehicle for the controlled movement of juveniles released from custody or on probation across state lines;

WHEREAS, the complexities of the compact have become more difficult to administer, and many jurisdictions have expanded supervision expectations to include currently unregulated practices such as victim input, victim notification requirements and sex offender registration;

WHEREAS, after national surveys and a detailed study by a task force appointed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the overwhelming recommendation has been to amend the document to bring about an effective management capacity that addresses public safety concerns, offender accountability and effective treatment needs.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of the American Probation and Parole Association hereby endorses and recommends adoption of the amended and newly titled Interstate Compact for Juveniles by the 50 states and affected territories of the United States of America.