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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The powers of the Commission appear in Article V of the ICAOS. Among its primary powers, the Commission: Promulgates rules, which are binding on the states and have the force and effect of statutory law within each member state; Oversees, supervises, and…
This on-demand training module provides a brief introduction to the Interstate Commission, its functions and resources available. This module is approximately 10 minutes.
This on-demand training module explains the processes required for transferring supervision to a receiving state. This includes requirements for a transfer request and for reporting instructions for qualifying offenders. This module is approximately 25…
This on-demand training module discusses supervision responsibilities once an offender's supervision is transferred to a receiving state. The module is approximately 25 minutes
Includes training for definition of 'Behavior Requiring Retaking' and Rule 5.103, explaining that documented non-compliant behavior & responses to the behavior should be reported on a violation report ONLY when invoking mandatory retaking after the…
This on-demand training module discusses Rule 5.102 and the receiving state's ability to enforce mandatory retaking for an offender convicted of a new felony or violent crime by reporting the violation on the offender Violation Report Requiring Retaking.…
This on-demand training module discusses reporting requirements for compact offenders who abscond per the ICAOS definition and requirements. This module also discusses mandatory retaking requirements when an absconder is apprehended in the receiving state…
This on-demand training module explains basic ICOTS functionality including user roles, workflow and offender management. Information on common user login errors is also provided. Time to complete this module is approximately 20 minutes.
This on-demand training module illustrates the process for transferring supervision responsibilities to another state including requirements for a transfer request and qualifications for reporting instructions. This module is approximately 20 minutes.…
This on-demand training module illustrates the progress reporting process for offenders supervised in a receiving state as required by ICAOS Rule 4.106. Completion time is approximately 15 minutes. 
This on-demand 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: Overview of…
This on-demand training module provides an introduction to ICAOS and rules relevant to Judges, attorneys and other court personnel.
This on-demand training module gives an overview of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision intended for Jail Administrators. 
This on-demand training module gives an overview of ICAOS rules intended for Parole Board Members.
When possibly subject to revocation in the sending state for violations (excluding new convictions) committed in the receiving state, compact offenders are ENTITLED to a probable cause hearing near where the alleged violations occurred prior to retaking.…
Prior to accessing ICOTS, users must be trained on ICAOS rules, ICOTS procedures as well as the ICOTS privacy policy. This training module highlights the privacy policy and the end user agreement confirming ICOTS user understand and agree to terms prior…
This on-demand training module illustrates the violation reporting process for offenders supervised in a receiving state and how this process impacts the sending state's obligation to retake an offender. Completion time is approximately 20 minutes.
This on-demand training module reviews key definitions in determining eligibility for transfer, covered offenses, criteria for mandatory and discretionary acceptances as well as qualifying reasons for reporting instructions. This module is approximately…
If the retaking of an offender is based on violations of the conditions of supervision that occur in another state, the hearing to which the offender is entitled may be substantially less. In general, if the violation occurs during a visit for example,…
Rule 5.108 provides that an offender subject to retaking can waive a probable cause hearing. No waiver is to be accepted unless the offender admits to one or more violations that are subject to revocation of supervision. The critical elements of such a…
The Compact Workload search remembers the criteria you used in your last search every time you log in to ICOTS. This is to help users that perform the same search over and over again be efficient. Sometimes, it's easy to forget that you left a drop down…
Managed activities with replies such as a request for return reporting instructions can be withdrawn prior to reply from the sending state.  The assigned user in the receiving state can withdraw the request from the offender's profile screen.  If the…
Anytime a receiving state user is unable to create a case closure due to a 'lack of a primary address' identify the supervising state and request an address be entered into the offender's profile.  This action will resolve the error. See training notes…
This happens a lot with scanned and uploaded documents. Some scanned documents that are saved to PDF, don't adhere to the document format standards for PDFs. This causes the program that compiles all the PDFs into one document to throw an error. The work…
Most states have their own list of codes they use to categorize offenses. To centralize all the criminal offenses record in ICOTS, each state must enter an offender's offense details using NCIC codes. Below is a complete list of all the NCIC offense codes…
Compact Office Designee Compact Office Email On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 five new enhancements were launched in ICOTS.  This is the second of several enhancement releases to take place during FY 2019. The description of the changes are as follows: 1.)…
Please see the notice below from Appriss regarding security standards for accessing ICOTS goes into production on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. This may affect some of your web browsers with TLS 1.0 or lower. Included in the notice are links to manually…
Duplicate Activities On Wednesday, May 16, 2018 one new enhancement was launched in ICOTS. This is the seventh of several enhancement releases to take place during FY 2018. The description of the change is as follows: 1.) Prevent two people from working…
Q: How do I expunge a compact case from ICOTS? A: Expunging a case is different than deleting a duplicate offender record in ICOTS. A delete, merge, or move case request is the appropriate action when dealing with duplicate offenders. An expungement…
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…
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