Interstate Compact for Juveniles

The Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ) is the only legal means to transfer a juvenile’s supervision from one state to another and to return runaways. A Commissioner in each member state administers the Compact and collectively forms the Interstate Commission for Juveniles.

The Interstate Compact for Juveniles rules are backed by Federal Law and fall within the Maine Statues under Title 34-A, Chapter 9, Sub-Chapter 7:  

For additional information about the Interstate Compact for Juveniles please click here .

For frequently asked questions regarding the ICJ please click here. 

If you are a Law Enforcement Officer dealing with an out of state runaway with an active NCIC missing persons identification, please contact your local JCCO or the on-call duty worker.