Interstate Compact on Juveniles (ICJ)

Brandon Schimelpfenig

Social Services Program Analyst

(307) 777-6299

Fax (307) 777-3693

The Interstate Compact on Juveniles (ICJ) provides the mechanism to effect and regulate the movement of a juvenile across state lines while serving the ends of justice, the welfare of the youth and the protection of the community.  The Compact has been adopted by every state to provide uniform procedures to permit the return of juveniles who run away and a system under which juvenile offenders can be supervised in other states.  Wyoming enacted legislation in 1957, W.S. 14-6-101, Articles I to XVI, and became a member state shortly thereafter.

Wyoming policy regarding ICJ can be found here.

The link for the Interstate Commission for Juveniles website can be found here.

A toolkit is available on the Interstate Commission for Juveniles’s (ICJ) website that provides quick and easy access to information needed by judges, attorneys, or other legal professionals. This toolkit is designed to assist judiciary on the current law and relevant statutes needed to make decisions regarding ICJ youth. Here's the link for the Toolkit for Judges.