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Crossing State Lines: The Intersection between the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children and the Interstate Compact for Juveniles

Course Description: This course will overview the Interstate Compact for Juveniles (ICJ) and the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) and applicable statutes governing the movement of juvenile offenders and the placement of youth in care across state lines, and the mechanisms, authority, and implications when Compacts intersect. The course will include a discussion of the roles and responsibilities of juvenile court stakeholders in cases involving the ICJ and ICPC.

Credit Hour(s): 1.5 hours

Learning Objective(s):
As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and authority of both the Interstate Compact for Juveniles and the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
  • Identify the obligation of court personnel, caseworkers, and the courts when judicial decisions intersect with cases involving either or both compacts
  • Identify the resources that are available when cases involving either or both compacts arise
  • Describe the role of the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts Interstate Compact Unit and the DCFS Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children Unit