Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

9.4 Runaways from Out of State

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 9-Status Offender Services
Effective:
7/1/2015
Section:
9.4 Runaways from Out of State
Version:
2

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

  • N/A

Procedure

The SSW:

  1. Notifies the Interstate Compact on Juveniles office at 502-573-2738 within twenty-four (24) hours, exclusive of weekends and holidays, in the event that a child from another state is picked up as a runaway;
  2. Refers the report to the Interstate Compact on Juveniles office if notification is received that a runaway child from Kentucky has been picked up in another state; 
  3. Assists the court (if court ordered) with locating a non-secure placement for the child until the home state is able to arrange return of the child.

Practice Guidance

  • The SSW may assist the court with locating a non-secure placement for the child until the home state is able to arrange return of the child. 
  • Issues related to reimbursement for placement are referred to the ICJ office.
  • An extradition hearing is held in Juvenile Court before a child is returned to the child’s home state.
 

 

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