(45 ILCS 11/5)
(a) The interstate compact on juveniles was established in 1955 and is the compact addressing the needs of juveniles within the juvenile justice system who move between states and has not been sufficiently updated in its more than 50-year existence.
(b) This compact is the only vehicle for the interstate supervision of juvenile offenders, the return of absconders and escapees, and runaways.
(c) The complexities of the compact have become more difficult to administer, and many jurisdictions have expanded supervision expectations to include currently unregulated practices such as victim input, victim notification requirements, and sex offender registration, and age-related issues.
(d) After the successful adoption 4 years ago of a new interstate compact for adult offenders, the need for an updated compact for juveniles became apparent.
(e) After exhaustive research and a detailed study, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Council of State Governments has recommended that the following compact be adopted by each state and territory in the United States, to better address public safety, enforcement, accountability, and communications among the states.
(f) The National District Attorneys Association, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Juvenile Detention Association all join with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Council of State Governments to recommend the adoption of this interstate compact.
(Source: P.A. 95-937, eff. 8-26-08.)