North Carolina is a member state of the Interstate Compact on Juveniles. As a member in this compact, North Carolina agrees to:
North Carolina continued to build and strengthen its new system of juvenile justice with the transfer of the Office of the North Carolina Interstate Compact on Juveniles from the Department of Health and Human Services to DJJDP. Since the transfer in April 2001, DJJDP has developed and implemented a database system that allows tracking and reporting of Interstate cases, giving information and feedback to chief court counselors.
The Interstate Compact Coordinator communicates with the Interstate offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Guam to facilitate cooperative supervision and the return of runaways. The coordinator works with court counselors at the local level, ensuring that supervision and Quarterly Progress Reports are provided, and that probation violators are given due process. The court counselors also work with the Interstate Compact Coordinator to ensure that a runaway juvenile is appropriately housed, receives required court hearings, and has needed transportation.