Texas Interstate Compact for Juveniles - Sex Offenders


Sex Offender Registration Procedures
for Youth Sent Through Interstate Compact

TJJD Referrals: Sent Out-of-State from a Non-Secure Placement
If Placement in the Receiving State is Approved
Community Supervision
Return to Texas
Discharges

TJJD Referrals Sent Out-of-State from a Non-Secure Placement
(includes home on Parole)

Sending Staff (PSW) Responsibilities:

1.

Sends a completed CR-39, Update form (dated 8/01), a copy of the current CR-35 Registration form, and a copy of the current verification of registration to the Texas ICJ office with the initial ICJ referral packet in addition to the already required ICJ referral information, refer to CMS.10.01.

Note: When sending a youth to another state, you will use only one law enforcement agency and contact person per state. To determine each state's registering law enforcement agency, call ICJ Staff at (512) 406-7755

2. (a) Makes three (3) copies of the CR-39.
  (b) Places one (1) copy in the Sex Offender Registration section of the youth's masterfile, and
  (c) Retains the other two (2) copies in the masterfile until the home evaluation is received from the Texas ICJ Office. (These are to be forwarded to local law enforcement and Texas DPS if the home is approved.)

ICJ Staff Responsibilities:

  1. Verifies that the CR-39 is received with ICJ referral.
  2. Verifies that a copy of the current CR-35 is received with ICJ referral.
  3. Verifies that a copy of the current verification of registration form is received with the ICJ referral.
  4. Places youth information on the ICJ sex offender tracking list.
  5. Forwards the referral and sex offender registrations forms to the receiving state for a home evaluation.

If Placement in the Receiving State is Approved

Sending Staff (PSW) Responsibilities:

  1. Forwards a copy of the CR-39 (dated 8/01) to local law enforcement where the youth is currently registered.

  2. Forwards the arrival packets to the Texas ICJ Office (see CMS.10.01) and advises that copies of the CR-39 have been sent to local law enforcement .

  3. Creates a 'NEW' 547 and enters the information on the local law enforcement agency in the other state on the 'TOP' portion of the 547.

  4. Completes the 118.

ICJ Staff Responsibilities:

  1. Verifies that PSW has provided written documentation that the CR-39 Update form has been forwarded to local law enforcement and Texas DPS.

  2. Forwards the CR-39 to the receiving state's sex offender registering agency when the arrival packet is received with the arrival date.

  3. Verifies receipt of the notification with the receiving state's sex offender registering agency.

    Note: Some states require registration for juvenile sex offenders, some states allow for juvenile registration if it is required in the sending states, while others do not require any type of registration. Regardless of a receiving state's requirements, under Texas law, we are required to notify the registering agencies when we are releasing a juvenile sex offender into the community. The ICJ Office provides the proper notification to the registering authority in the receiving state.

  4. Forwards the arrival packets to the other state's ICJ Office with notice that their state's registering authority has been notified of this offender's release into their community.

Email ICJ comments to: txicj@tjjd.texas.gov

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