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Interstate Compact on Juveniles (ICJ)

The Interstate Compact for Juveniles facilitates the movement, across state lines, of youth who have been adjudicated delinquent or run away from their home states.

As a member of the compact, Vermont follows ICJ rules and procedures.

When The Compact Applies

  • Youth with delinquency adjudications cross our borders for vacation, visits, or to live.
  • Youth who are residents of Vermont run away to other states.
  • Youth from other states run to Vermont, regardless of court involvement or custody status of the child.

ICJ Website
ICJ Fact Sheet
ICJ Reference Guide
ICJ Rules

Link to Statute


Patricia "Trissie" Casanova, Deputy Compact Administrator
DCF - Family Services Division
280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-2401
(802) 735-6104,

Contact the Deputy Compact Administrator if you live in Vermont and believe your child has run to another state or you are a parent in another state who believes their child is in Vermont without permission.