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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Clarification of rule 4.112 and closing supervision by the receiving state.
Whether ICAOS Rule 4.112 (a) (1) permits a sending state to properly direct a receiving state to close interest in a supervision case upon modification of the sentencing order in the sending state so that the status of the transferred offender no longer…
A receiving state shall supervise an offender transferred under the interstate compact for a length of time determined by the sending state. History: Adopted November 4, 2003, effective August 1, 2004.
(a) The receiving state may close its supervision of an offender and cease supervision upon– The date of discharge indicated for the offender at the time of application for supervision unless informed of an earlier or later date by the sending state;…
In interpreting the ICAOS and its rules, eligibility to transfer supervision is controlled by the nature of the offense, the nature of the sentence and the status of the offender, not the duration of supervision (as distinguished from the amount of…
Generally, how should states manage an occurrence when offenders located in receiving states abscond, triggering case closure, but are later apprehended in the jurisdiction of the receiving state? And, is the receiving state required to reopen the case in…
I. Authority The Executive Committee is vested with the power to adopt a policy on behalf of the Interstate Commission during periods when the Interstate Commission is not in session. The Executive Committee oversees the day-to-day activities managed by…
Review Open and Pending Tickets You can review your open and pending tickets by clicking the ‘Check Your Existing Request’ tab at the top of the screen. A list of all your tickets that have not been solved or closed will be listed including your initial…
Case Closure Replies must occur before cases are officially closed. To prevent states from inadvertently or prematurely closing cases via the Case Closure Notice a Case Closure Reply was created which essentially is an acknowledgement and agreement of a…
Training Bulletin 6-2008i explains why an ICOTS must complete a Case Closure Reply before a case is officially closed.    To prevent states from inadvertently or prematurely closing cases via the Case Closure Notice, a Case Closure Reply exists which…
Cases uploaded with Legacy Data in error will need to be closed via the Case Closure process in ICOTS. If a case appears in your workload as legacy data in error which had previously been closed, each state should work through the Case Closure process in…
There is a pending activity showing up under the action items tab for an offender, but the case it's associated with is closed. It turns out ICOTS is actually working as designed. The action items are left pending when a case is closed so that they…
Who May Reopen a Compact Case? Receiving state compact office users can reopen a case any time that compact case’s status has the value CLOSED. Reopening is disallowed any time that a compact case’s status has a value other than CLOSED (e.g. WITHDRAWN).…
Is there a way to withdraw a notice of departure? ICOTS doesn't show the withdraw button. The offender didn't leave and receiving state doesn't want to do the arrival notice. Some compact activities like departure notices and arrival…
Why am I receiving email notifications about CARs submitted on a case that's closed in ICOTS? These email notifications are valid. CARs can be submitted on historical cases. This functionality was included in ICOTS so users could communicate about a…
Description: This report lists offenders to/from the sending state with prior cases closed by reason ‘retaken’ with a subsequent approved case transferred in ICOTS. The dashboard may filter on the date a new case was created, supervision type, transfer…
Reporting an offender is 'available for retaking' on an Offender Violation Report or Addendum to Offender Violation Report trigger email notifications (three total)  to interested users: 5 days prior to 30th day after transmission on the 30th…
What is the process for getting assistance with errors or technical difficulties with ICOTS? First, always check to see if others at your location are experiencing issues that may be fixed by your IT department. After ruling out local issues, then contact…
Updated 5/10/2021   MERGE:  Ensure ALL cases are historical (withdrawn or closed) before initiating a merge.  When approving a merge request, review the record and disapprove if a new active case is created while the merge is pending. Profile #1 Profile #…
I have an offender with two compact cases. One has the approved RFRI-Reply and the other has the approved TREP. Can I merge these two compact cases? Compact cases themselves cannot be merged together. Only offender profiles can be merged. Compact cases…
Where the retaking of an offender is based on a violation of the conditions of supervision in the receiving state and such violation is likely to form the basis for revocation of community supervision in the sending state, the following additional…
Cases are deleted from the system or moved to historical status in three ways: The supervisory authority, or location of the offender, determines whether the assigned user in the Sending State or Receiving State can initiate the removal. Remove the case (…
Section 1. Meetings and Notice. The Commission shall meet at least once each calendar year at a time and place to be determined by the Commission. Additional meetings may be scheduled at the discretion of the chairperson, and must be called upon the…
Where a probable cause hearing is required, the following are elements of due process that are applicable in all circumstances: The hearing must be conducted by a neutral and independent person and reasonably close in time and place to the alleged…
We've come across a number of issues with some pages displaying incorrectly in ICOTS when using Internet Explorer 10. The issue stems from the fact that development on ICOTS is done against Internet Explorer 8 in "IE 7 Compatibility View",…
Notwithstanding any other rule, a sentence imposing a period of incarceration on an offender convicted of a new crime which occurred outside the sending state during the compact period may satisfy or partially satisfy the sentence imposed by the sending…
The 'Rejected Cases Requiring Action Report' provides a list of cases in which the latest status is ‘rejected’ and is still ‘open’ in ICOTS (non-historical.)  There are 2 separate lists that generate from that report.   Each case will need to be…
(a) If a receiving state accepts transfer of the offender, the receiving state’s acceptance shall include reporting instructions. (b) Upon notice of acceptance of transfer by the receiving state, the sending state shall issue a travel permit to the…
ICOTS 11.3.0 code release is in production on December 8, 2010 and implements the development items described below: Transfer Request A sending state user can create a new Transfer Request based on a rejected Transfer Request after the receiving state…
Appriss launched two partial user security releases for ICOTS in October in order to keep ICOTS in compliance with CJIS security standards, which they are contractually obligated to do. These changes are part of the new CJIS security standards policy…
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