Texas Interstate Compact for Juveniles - Sex Offenders


Sex Offender Registration Procedures
for Youth Sent Through Interstate Compact

Parole Referrals Coming into Texas from Other States
If Placement is Approved by the Texas Deputy Compact Administrator
Initial Contact and Community Supervision
Updates
Annual Verification Requirement
Discharge by the Sending State
Return to Sending State or Move to a Third State

Parole Referrals Coming into Texas from Other States

ICJ Staff Responsibilities:

  1. Completes intake on the initial referral packet.
  2. Notifies the TJJD Parole Officer of the referral and forwards to the Parole Officer.
  3. Places youth information on ICJ sex offender tracking list.

Receiving TJJD Parole Officer (includes Contract Parole) Responsibilities:

  1. Reviews the initial referral packet and includes the Sex Offender Notification and Registration Requirements in the home evaluation and recommendation.

If Placement is Approved by the Texas Deputy Compact Administrator

Initial Contact and Community Supervision

Receiving TJJD Parole Officer (includes Contract Parole) Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares for the arrival packet (CMS.10.01).

  2. Completes the CR-32 (dated 9/01) and CR-35 (dated 8/01) forms with the accurate information.

    1. Separates the white and yellow copies of the CR-35 form.
    2. Faxes a copy of the CR-32 to DPS Special Crimes at (512) 424-7702.
    3. Sends the white copy of the CR-35 to Texas DPS, Crime Records, at P.O. Box 4143, Austin, Texas 78765.
    4. Sends the original CR-32 and a yellow copy of the CR-35 to local law enforcement in the city/town where the youth is to live.
    5. Places copies of the CR-32 and CR-35 in the youth's ICJ file, which is prepared by the parole officer.
    6. Forwards three (3) copies of the CR-32 and CR-35 to the Texas ICJ office.

  3. Ensures that youth provides proof of registration.

    1. Makes four (4) copies of the verification of registration.
    2. Places a copy in the youth's ICJ file.
    3. Forwards three (3) copies to the Texas ICJ Office.

ICJ Staff Responsibilities:

  1. Verifies that youth is listed on the DPS Sex Offender Registration Website.

  2. Forwards two (2) copies of the CR-32, CR-35 and proof of registration to the sending state's ICJ Office.


Updates (including address changes)

Receiving TJJD Parole Officer (includes Contract Parole) Responsibilities:

  1. Completes a CR-39 Update form (dated 8/01) when there is any change in the youth's status that may affect the proper supervision of that youth.

    1. Places a copy in the youth's ICJ file.
    2. Sends the original to local law enforcement where the youth is currently registered, and three (3) copies to the Texas ICJ Office.

ICJ Staff Responsibilities:

  1. Forwards two (2) copies of the CR-39 to the sending state's ICJ Office with a letter advising of the change in youth's status.

  2. Updates the ICJ sex offender tracking list as applicable.

Annual Verification Requirement

Receiving TJJD Parole Officer (includes Contract Parole) Responsibilities:

  1. Reminds youth of the annual verification requirement.

  2. Ensures that the annual verification requirement is part of youth's ICP. Youth will report to local law enforcement where he currently resides within 30 days of the anniversary date of the initial registration, which is the youth's birth date, and update his registration.

  3. Forwards three (3) copies of all ICPs and current registration to the Texas ICJ Office.

ICJ Staff Responsibilities:

  1. Verifies that youth is notified of annual verIfication requirement.

  2. Forwards two (2) copies of ICPs and current registration to sending state's ICJ Office.


Discharge by the Sending State

ICJ Staff Responsibilities:

  1. Forwards the discharge report and Final Notice of Texas Sex Offender Registration Requirements form to the TJJD Parole Officer when the discharge report is received from the sending state's ICJ Office.

Receiving TJJD Parole Officer (includes Contract Parole) Responsibilities:

  1. Receives the discharge report and Final Notice of Texas Sex Offender Registration Requirements form.

    1. Notifies youth that this is the final notice he will receive from TJJD regarding his responsibilities to register as a sex offender.

    2. Notifies youth that it is his responsibility to ensure his registration is current and in compliance with applicable laws.

    3. Advises youth to comply with sex offender registration requirements wherever he is to reside.

    4. Advises youth that as long as he resides in Texas, he must register in Texas, give prompt notice to law enforcement of any change of address, job or other significant circumstances, and verify his registration every year for ten (10) years from his discharge date.

    5. Advises youth that failure to maintain proper registration is a felony for which he may be sentenced to prison for up to 99 years.

    6. Advises youth of the date when his obligation to register as a sex offender in the State of Texas will be fulfilled.

    7. Notifies youth that if he intends to move to another state, he must notify the law enforcement agency where he is registered.

    8. Obtains youth's signature to indicate that he has read or has had this information read to him and understands the meaning of it and agrees.

    9. Signs as witness and dates the form.

    10. Forwards the original and three (3) copies to the Texas ICJ Office.

    11. Gives one (1) copy to the youth.

    12. Maintains one (1) copy for the TJJD Parole Officer ICJ file.

ICJ Staff Responsibilities:

  1. Complete CR-39 Update form (dated 8/01) with discharge date and fax to Vincent Castilleja at DPS (512) 424-7702.

  2. Maintains one (1) copy and forwards two (2) copies of the completed and signed Final Notice of Texas Sex Offender Registration form.

  3. Closes ICJ file and enters on the system.

  4. Updates the ICJ sex offender tracking list.


Return to Sending State or Move to a Third State

Receiving TJJD Parole Officer (includes Contract Parole) Responsibilities:

  1. Contacts the Texas ICJ Office to obtain the law enforcement agency and contact person in the other state.

  2. Completes a CR-39 Update form (dated 8/01).

    1. Places a copy in the youth's ICJ file.

    2. Sends a copy to local law enforcement where the youth is currently registered.

    3. Sends three (3) copies to the Texas ICJ Office.

ICJ Staff Responsibilities:

  1. Verifies with the sending state if the move is approved. If the move is approved, the Texas ICJ Office receives reporting instructions and other requirements. The Texas ICJ Office provides the TJJD Parole Officer with this information and the registering agency and contact person in the other state.

  2. Faxes the notification to the other state's registering agency.

  3. Verifies receipt of the notification.

  4. Updates the ICJ sex offender tracking list.

  5. Closes ICJ file and updates system.


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

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