Compact Online Reference Encyclopedia (CORE)

Looking for information on a specific topic, training, rule, or process? Through one search here, you can find the information you need from ICAOS’ white papersadvisory opinions, bylaws, policies, Hearing Officer's Guidetraining modulesrules, helpdesk articles and the bench book. All results are cross-referenced with links to make navigation easy and intuitive.

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Q: How can I get more detail on how my state performed in the FY 2018 compliance audit? A: Commissioners and DCAs can use the ICAOS Dashboards to view the same compliance data included in the letter sent to all states, as well as dive deeper into the…
On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 one new enhancements will be launched in ICOTS. This is the fifth of several enhancement releases to take place during FY 2018. The descriptions of the change is as follows: 1.) Add text field for gang name when not listed in…
On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 four new enhancements will be launched in ICOTS. Most of the enhancements are relatively minor, but will provide an improved user experience.  This is the fourth of several enhancement releases to take place during FY 2018. The…
On Thursday, February 15, 2018 three new enhancements will be launched in ICOTS. The national office will offer a brief Q & A session for these enhancements on Monday, February 12th at 2 pm ET and Tuesday February 13th at 11 am ET. Visit the ICAOS…
Description: List of all compact cases in the receiving state that have a Transfer Reply due within the selected date range of the last data upload. Case details include sending state, receiving state, probation, parole, receiving user, receiving…
ICOTS is a tool used to process Interstate Compact business, track offender movement and facilitate communication between states on Compact cases. ICOTS is not designed to replace a state’s offender or case management system. Once submitted, ALL data is…
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 three new user experience enhancements were launched in ICOTS. While some future enhancements around new functionality will require training and informational materials, these enhancements were requested to improve user…
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 three new user experience enhancements were launched in ICOTS. While some future enhancements around new functionality will require training and informational materials, these enhancements were requested to improve user…
Some users have reported issues logging into or viewing the new ICAOS Dashboards. This has to do with some temporary internet files cached in your web browser interfering with the new Single Sign-On API for the dashboards. Once those are deleted, you…
FAQ's:  Trouble Logging Into New ICAOS Dashboards? Tips & Report Descriptions? Export & Printing Instructions More than 35 new dashboards are available covering activity due dates, compliance performance, administrative oversight and…
The new progress report workflow is managed with review in the receiving state prior to transmission.  Upon transmission by the receiving state's compact office, the workflow stops and all interested parties in the sending state receive simultaneous email…
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 a new code release involving rule-mandated changes to the Offender Violation Report and Progress Report activities was pushed to production in ICOTS. Several minor bugs were introduced and Appriss was very responsive in working…
The DCA Mentoring Program provides coaching and training for new DCAs as well as provides assistance to DCAs needing to resolve compliance issues in their state. Review the program guide and appendix for information. To better serve your needs and goals,…
This training consists of 9 parts relevant to various responsibilities of State Compact Staff and Administrators. Participants can customize their training by choosing only those sections relevant to their duties. Topics include: Access the training via…
The attached reference provides usage tips for all the Dashboard External Reports as well as Top ICOTS Reports Top ICOTS Reports Duplicate Offender List & Pending Merges and Deletions of Offenders Cases in Need of Notice of Departure Cases in Need…
To determine if an offender’s case in the sending state triggers the compact definition of supervision, the sending state should first examine whether or not the offender’s offense is compact eligible. If the offender has been convicted of a felony,…
Q: When changing the supervision end date, is an email generated notifying the receiving state and what's the best way to provide information to the receiving state so they can inform the offender if needed as to why the term of supervision was modified?…
Under Rule 3.107 (a) (12), enacted on March 1, 2014, a Sending State is required to include a summary of prison discipline and mental health history during the last 2 years, if available, unless distribution is prohibited by law with the Transfer Request.
Eligibility for Compact Transfer and Reporting Instructions These training tools and resources provide information on determining offender eligibility for transfer and qualifications for reporting instructions.   -Key Definitions 'Offender',…
    Training Bulletin 1-2016i - Offenders Returning to a Sending State Effective March 1, 2016 Re: Rules 3.101-1, 3.103, 3.106, 4.111 & 5.103 Standard Procedures for Offenders Returning to a Sending State   Receiving states must request reporting…
The ICOTS End User Training offers several topic based modules.  Visit the On-Demand training section of the ICAOS website to access the modules ICOTS 300 - ICAOS/ICOTS 300 Privacy Policy Training Prior to accessing ICOTS, users must be trained on ICAOS…
Sometimes in newsletters and helpdesk tickets, certain ICOTS terms are referenced with an acronym. Here is a list of what those acronyms mean: ARVR - Addendum to Response to Violation Report AVR - Addendum to Violation Report CAR - Compact Action Request…
ICOTS Code Release 29.6 - Intended Departure Date ICOTS 29.6 code release went into production on May 27, 2015 and implemented the development items below: The Intended Departure Date is now captured when a user submits a request for reporting…
ICOTS Code Release 29.5 - Duplicate Offender Management Enhancements ICOTS 29.5 code release went into production on April 29, 2015 and implemented the development items below: Since the launch of ICOTS, the creation of duplicate offender records has been…
ICOTS Code Release 29.4 - Enhancements & Bug Fixes ICOTS 29.4 code release went into production on March 25, 2015 and implemented the development items described below: Nested Activity History How the compact activities under each compact case are…
Section 1. Purpose. Pursuant to the terms of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, (the “Compact”), the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (the “Commission”) is established to fulfill the objectives of the Compact,…
Section 1. Commissioners The Commission Membership shall be comprised as provided by the Compact. Each Compacting State shall have and be limited to one Member. A Member shall be the Commissioner of the Compacting State. Each Compacting State shall…
Section 1. Election and Succession. The officers of the Commission shall include a chairperson, vice chairperson, secretary and treasurer. The officers shall be duly appointed Commission Members, except that if the Commission appoints an Executive…
Section 1. Commission Staff and Offices. The Commission may by a majority of its Members, or through its executive committee appoint or retain an executive director, who shall serve at its pleasure and who shall act as secretary to the Commission, but…
Section 1. Immunity. The Commission, its Members, officers, executive director, and employees shall be immune from suit and liability, either personally or in their official capacity, for any claim for damage to or loss of property or personal injury or…
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