Interstate Compact on Juveniles

This law (Iowa Code 232.171, Iowa Administrative Code 441.143) provides for the protection and welfare of juveniles and the public. All committed delinquents and juvenile probationers placed into and out of Iowa or who have escaped or absconded across state lines must meet the requirements of this compact and be referred through the ICJ office. Runaways to and from other states must also be referred to the Interstate Compact. 

In Iowa, the Interstate Compact on Juveniles (ICJ) is housed in the Department of Human Services and is administered by the Division of Field Operations, 1305 E. Walnut, Des Moines, IA  50319. All fifty states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands are participants in this compact.