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Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision | Ensuring Public Safety for the 21st Century

Bench Book - 2.10 Key Definitions in the ICAOS (Art II)

The following definitions should be of particular interest to judicial authorities:

  • Adult – means both individuals legally classified as adults and juveniles treated as adults by court order, statute, or operation of law.
  • Compact Administrator – means the individual in each Compacting state appointed pursuant to the terms of this Compact who is responsible for the administration and management of the state’s supervision and transfer of offenders subject to the terms of this Compact, the rules adopted by the Interstate Commission and the policies adopted by the State Council.
  • Commissioner – means the voting representative of each Compacting state appointed pursuant to Article II of this Compact.
  • Offender – means an adult placed under, or subject to, supervision as the result of the commission of a criminal offense and released to the community under the jurisdiction of courts, paroling authorities, corrections, or other criminal justice agencies.
  • Rules – means acts of the Interstate Commission, duly promulgated pursuant to Article VIII of this Compact, and substantially affecting interested parties in addition to the Interstate Commission, which shall have the force and effect of law in the Compacting states.

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Adult – means both individuals legally classified as adults and juveniles treated as adults by court order, statute, or operation of law.

Compact Administrator – means the individual in each compacting state appointed under the terms of this compact and responsible for the administration and management of the state's supervision and transfer of offenders subject to the terms of this compact, the rules adopted by the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision, and policies adopted by the State Council under this compact.

Compact Commissioner or "Commissioner" - means the voting representative of each compacting state appointed under the terms of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision as adopted in the member state.

Offender – means an adult placed under, or made subject to, supervision as the result of the commission of a criminal offense and released to the community under the jurisdiction of courts, paroling authorities, corrections, or other criminal justice agencies, and who is required to request transfer of supervision under the provisions of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision. 

Rules – means acts of the Interstate Commission, which have the force and effect of law in the compacting states, and are promulgated under the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, and substantially affect interested parties in addition to the Interstate Commission.