Compact Online Reference Encyclopedia (CORE)

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Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the function and role of compact office users in ICOTS. I am a compact office user and processing an incoming activity, I have an option to delegate to a supervisor or assign to a PO. What’s the difference…
Description:  2 Reports (Incoming & Outgoing Cases) The report is a list of Compact Action Requests transmitted within a selected date range.  These reports can assist states in identifying cases in need of a requested Progress Report, Compact…
This tutorial explains the process of reassigning compact cases and activities. Supervisors and Compact Office Users have the ability to reassign cases and forward Compact Activities in ICOTS. Reassigning takes place when a Supervisor User reassigns cases…
Is there any audit that will pull up a list of offenders that our field officers have started but never finished or submitted? Kimberly Schwant, Deputy Compact Administrator Kansas Interstate Compact 900 SW Jackson, 4th Floor Topeka, KS 66612 785-296-8069…
Description: This report lists all active compact cases in the receiving state (incoming) or sending state (outgoing). A compact case is considered active on an accepted transfer case with a transmitted notice of arrival in the receiving state. The…
I'm trying to delete an offender from our duplicate report that case no compact cases, but ICOTS gives me an error message that says I'm not allowed to created a delete request for that offender. You will only see this message when you attempt…
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 Reopening is disallowed any time that a compact case’s status has a value other than CLOSED (e.g. WITHDRAWN).…
Compact Office Staff Training Last Updated February 27, 2020 These training tools and resources are specific to Compact Office Staff discussing how to operationalize the ICAOS rules when training stakeholders. 2020 Amendment Training for Compact Office…
Interstate Compacts are not new legal instruments. Compacts derive from the nation’s colonial past where states utilized agreements, similar to modern Compacts, to resolve intercolonial disputes, particularly boundary disputes. The colonies and crown…
Overview The legal environment for Compacts involves an amalgamation of Compact texts and case law from federal and state courts throughout the country. Because there are relatively few court decisions establishing legal principles in any particular court…
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',…
Find out why Compact Office users should become familiar with the Workload Search funtionality. Search criteria should be administered when accessing pending activities as Compact Office Users’ workload is not filtered by user and will display all cases…
Find out how to narrow down and refine your search using the search criteria in the Compact Workload. With more legacy data going into ICOTS, many Compact Office Users are still experiencing problems with the Compact Workload when more than 250 records…
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…
I get an error when trying to create a compact action request for a case from both the Assistants tab and the Offender Profile. Compact action requests can only be sent on cases in which a sending and receiving state user has been assigned. The sending…
The Compact shall dissolve effective upon the date of the withdrawal or the termination by default of a Compacting State that reduces membership in the Compact to one Compacting State as provided by the Compact. Upon dissolution of the Compact, the…
Description: The report lists all active compact cases and their associated offense details in the receiving/sending state. Offense details include NCIC offense code, NCIC description and NCIC type. A compact case is considered active an accepted transfer…
Because Compacts are statutes and contracts, courts interpret interstate Compacts in the same manner as interpreting ordinary statutes and by applying contract law principles. PRACTICE NOTE: No court has explained when to apply statutory construction…
Beginning with the Articles of Confederation, states used Compacts to settle boundary disputes. In 1918, Oregon and Washington enacted the first Compact solely devoted to joint supervision of an interstate resource (fishing on the Columbia River). Three…
An interstate Compact is not a “uniform law” as typically construed and applied. Unlike interstate Compacts, uniform laws are not contracts; a state adopting an interstate Compact may not select provisions of an interstate Compact to adopt; and, a state…
Compacts differ from administrative agreements in two principal ways. First, states, as sovereigns, have inherent authority to enact Compacts. See Rhode Island v. Massachusetts, 37 U.S. (12 Pet.) 657, 725 (1838). Thus, states do not need any express…
There are only 2 ways to start a new case which creates a new case number in ICOTS. 1. Initiate New Case From Assistants Screen Choose Request For Reporting Instructions or Transfer Request from the Assistants screen and then select the option that is NOT…
Find out why reviewing and assigning activities should take place from within the Compact Workload Screen. * ATTENTION SUPERVISORS * Most functions you use are accessed via the Compact Workload. The Supervisor role in ICOTS is for reviewing outgoing…
In Texas v. New Mexico, the Supreme Court sustained exceptions to a Special Master’s recommendation to enlarge the Pecos River Compact Commission, holding that one consequence of a Compact becoming “a law of the United States” is that “no court may order…
Some federal statutes have their own enforcement mechanism through an express or implied cause of action in the federal statute itself. See Alexander v. Sandoval, 532 U.S. 275 (2001) (applying the test through which a court determines whether a statute…
(a) Acceptance, rejection or termination of supervision of an offender under this compact shall be made only with the involvement and concurrence of a state’s compact administrator or the compact administrator’s designated deputies. (b) All formal written…
(a) No state shall permit an offender who is eligible for transfer under this compact to relocate to another state except as provided by the Compact and these rules.  (b) An offender who is not eligible for transfer under this Compact is not subject to…
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