Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Texas Interstate Compact for Juveniles

Why is the Texas ICJ Office part of TJJD?

Governor Appointments.

In accordance with Chapter 60, Section Section 60.005 of the Texas Family Code, the Governor of Texas appointed David Reilly, Executive Director of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), as the Texas Compact Administrator. In consultation with Mr. Reilly, the Governor appointed Daryl Liedecke as the Texas Commissioner and Deputy Compact Administrator.

Role of the ICJ Office.

The deputy compact administrator is responsible for the daily operations of the Office of the Texas Interstate Compact for Juveniles. The primary responsibilities of this office are varied and include: 1) ensuring that the statutory mandates of the compact are carried out in Texas; 2) representing the state in the Interstate Commission for Juveniles; 3) developing policies and procedures in compliance with statute: 4) establishing a liaison to other ICJ Offices and all local supervising jurisdictions; 5) providing education and training to juvenile justice professionals in Texas; 6) receiving and maintaining records of actions under the compact; 7) authorizing or rejecting cases for cooperative supervision for parole or probation; and 8) ensuring that all runaways, absconders, escapees or juveniles who are accused as delinquent are returned to the home or demanding state in accordance with the Compact. All of the paperwork needed to effectuate sending, retaking or receiving a juvenile probationer or parolee under the Interstate Compact flows through the respective ICJ offices. The Office of the Texas Interstate Compact for Juveniles at TJJD should be contacted to obtain the necessary forms and filing procedures. See TJJD’s website at http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/programs/icj.aspx for contact information.

Section 60.010, Article I (D) allows for the compacting states to make contracts for the cooperative institutionalization in public facilities of delinquent juveniles needing special services. This provision of the ICJ was brought forward from the previous compact.  It is rarely used as many states do not have the capacity available to consider this type of placement. Family Code Section 162.102, contained in Subchapter B on the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), deals with the interstate placement of delinquent juveniles in private or public institutions. The ICPC is administered through the Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS).


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