Kinkead appointed to state council for interstate compact

Council aimed at protecting troubled youth

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 16 – State Rep. Emily Kinkead has been appointed by House Democratic leadership to serve on the State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.

The council is the Pennsylvania arm of the Interstate Commission for Juveniles, which was established to fulfill the objective of the Interstate Compact for Juveniles. This compact is focused on protecting juveniles within and between states. A total of 41 states belong to the compact, with Pennsylvania joining in 2004. Member states are charged with opening an investigation to ensure any juvenile runaways are returned to safe homes. The commission works to ensure the safety of communities and victims of juvenile offenders and to keep track of children who are placed in the juvenile system.

I am honored to be appointed by Leader Joanna McClinton to Pennsylvania’s State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision,” said Kinkead, D-Allegheny. “This council oversees Pennsylvania’s participation in an interstate compact that works to help troubled children, whether they're a runaway, are a juvenile offender, or both. Its lofty goal is to keep kids out of the adult system and put them on a path to thrive. I am proud to be part of that.”

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