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

The compact applies when:

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

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, please contact the ICJ Deputy Compact Administrator.

ICJ Website


Vermont Law

Link to Statute


 ICJ Quick Reference Guide
ICJ Fact Sheet
Full ICJ Rules


Patricia "Trissie" Casanova
Deputy Compact Administrator
Department for Children and Families
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2401

Phone: (802) 241-9003
Fax: (802) 241-0920