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Interstate Compact on Mentally Disordered Offenders

This compact aims to improve the care and treatment of mentally disordered offenders and by joining the compact, the compacting states agree to strengthen their own programs and laws for the care and treatment of the mentally disordered offender, encourage and provide for such care and treatment in the most appropriate locations, giving due recognition to the need to achieve adequacy of diagnosis, care, treatment, after-care and auxiliary services and facilities and, to every extent practicable, to do so in geographic locations convenient for providing a therapeutic environment., authorize cooperation among the party states in providing services and facilities when it is found that cooperative programs can be more effective and efficient than programs separately pursued, place each mentally disordered offender in a legal status which will facilitate his care, treatment and rehabilitation, authorize research and training of personnel on a cooperative basis, in order to improve the quality or quantity of personnel available for the proper staffing of programs, services and facilities for mentally disordered offenders, and care for and treat mentally disordered offenders under conditions which will improve the public safety.
Category: Corrections and Crime Control

Member States

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State Citation Year Of Joinder
Delaware 16 Del. C. Secs 5201, 5202 1970
Illinois 45 ILCS 45/0.01 et seq. 1967
Maine 15 M.R.S.A. Sec. 2301 et seq. 1979
Missouri Missouri Ann. Stat. Secs. 630.850 to 630.855 1980
New Hampshire RSA 126-C: 1 to 3 1969
New Mexico NMSA 1978 Secs. 31-5-10, 31-5-11 1967
North Dakota NDCC 25-14-01, 25-14-02 1967
West Virginia W. Va. Code, Secs. 27-15-1 to 27-15-3 1970