§49-8-1. Legislative findings and policy.
It is hereby found and declared: (1) That juveniles who are
not under proper supervision and control, or who have absconded,
escaped or run away, are likely to endanger their own health,
morals and welfare, and the health, morals and welfare of others;
(2) that the cooperation of this state with other states is
necessary to provide for the welfare and protection of juveniles
and of the people of this state.
It shall therefore be the policy of this state, in adopting
the interstate compact on juveniles, to cooperate fully with
other states: (1) In returning juveniles to such other states
whenever their return is sought; and (2) in accepting the return
of juveniles whenever a juvenile residing in this state is found
or apprehended in another state and in taking all measures to
initiate proceedings for the return of such juveniles.