Interstate Compact Programs - 431-0273-15

Description of Agency

The Interstate Compact for Juveniles governs the compacting states’ transfer of supervision of juveniles, temporary travel of defined offenders, and the return of juveniles who have absconded, escaped, fled to avoid persecution, or run away. The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children governs the placement of children from one state into another state. It provides for the movement and safe placement of children between states when the children are in the custody of a state, being placed for private/independent adoption or, under certain circumstances, being placed by a parent or guardian in a residential treatment facility.


Audit Objectives

  1. To assess the effectiveness of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ (MDHHS’s) efforts to ensure the safe placement of children across state lines.

  2. To assess whether MDHHS complied with certain required programmatic time frames for the placement of children across state lines.

  3. To assess the effectiveness of MDHHS’s efforts to appropriately transfer supervision of juveniles across state lines.

  4. To assess the effectiveness of MDHHS’s efforts to monitor the movement of juveniles across state lines.


Timing

Estimated Release Date: July 2017


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