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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(a) As required by the compact, and as specified by the operational procedures and forms approved by the commission, the states shall gather, maintain and report data regarding the transfer and supervision of offenders supervised under this compact. (b)…
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…
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…
Description:  2 Reports (Incoming & Outgoing Cases) The report is a list of violation reports displaying various violation data (e.g. violation type, recommendation, latest response, etc.) transmitted within a selected date range.  Incoming- The…
I ran a report on Thursday of this week, and it doesn't include any compact activities submitted since last Friday. How can I get the most current data? The data that runs the external ICOTS reports on the ICAOS website is updated every week on…
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…
In November 2020, the Commission will transition to a new Learning Management System.  In preparation, the follow resources will assist those with state administrator access to export any SCORM data/achievements from the current system (utilized since…
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…
DCA Liaison Committee Best Practices & Dashboard Usage Program Given the importance of ICOTS data entry and user management, the Commission made state responsibilities for it the focus of several annual audits.  The ICAOS Dashboards are vital to…
This tutorial gives states some direction on how to best implement ICOTS. Topics covered are: Help desk, user load, setting up workflow, managing case load, legacy data, duplicate records, and pending cases. The ICOTS Implementation Guide will offer…
Where can I find out exactly what type of data is contained in a report? ICOTS Reports All of the reports contained within ICOTS have a section titled "Detailed Information" on the criteria screen. Clicking the plus (+) sign next to that section…
Editing core demographic data (i.e. name, race, gender, FBI Number) or deleting incorrect secondary demographic information (i.e. SSN, DOB, State ID) can only be done by a state admin from the supervising state of the offender. As you can see below, you…
I. Overview For this policy, the definition of a survey is the gathering of information through questionnaires, interviews, etc., to make inferences about a sample, population, or process. The ICAOS national office serves as the Commission’s survey…
Searching for an offender using the Compact Workload limits results to offenders associated to your state and pulls records using single offender search criteria such as FBI number social security number, State ID, etc. *State administrators also have…
Published December 19, 2018 At the request of the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision’s (ICAOS) Executive Committee, the following legal analysis has been prepared in order to serve as a resource documenting the legal implications of the…
What is Case & Offender Management? Administrative functions for case and offender management assure the Commission’s internal and external partners that the ICOTS data contains information that is accurate, valid, and reliable.  Per the ICOTS…
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…
December 1, 2020 There are a couple new dashboards out there for you to explore. One is the Arrival Notice after Departure Notice report. This one is geared towards being able track if and when notice of arrivals are being completed. At first glance it…
Privacy Policy Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System Version 4.0   Approved 04/23/2009 Revised on 4/05/2022   1.0 Statement of Purpose The goal of establishing and maintaining the ICOTS is to further the following purposes of the Commission:…
Description:The material presented in this module outlines the requirements of the Privacy Policy and User Agreement. Every user of ICOTS is required to read the policy and agree electronically to the user agreement when initially logging into ICOTS. The…
Reporting in SiSense (Software used for ICOTS Dashboard Reports) Downloading widgets and dashboards as various file types is useful for sharing your data with stakeholder or including in your reports and presentations.  See More Exporting Widgets You can…
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…
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…
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…
What is Offender Management? Offender management administrative functions assure the Commission’s internal and external partners that the ICOTS data contains information that is accurate, valid, and reliable.  Per the ICOTS Privacy Policy, states must…
I. Authority The Executive Committee is vested with the power to act 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 the…
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…
The external report "Incoming Activities on Outgoing Cases"  provides the sending state with data regarding cases where a specified activity was transmitted within a time frame.  This allows a sending state at a glance to view cases which had…
On September 29, 2021, the Commission approved several Rule Amendments and ICOTS Enhancements to be implemented on April 1, 2022.  Details can be accessed on the ABM archive page. Commissioners, Deputy Compact Administrators and Compact Staff are invited…
ICOTS 10.0 code release is in production on May 26, 2010 and implements the items described below: Manage Special Statuses The option to expire special status information such as sex offender, history of violence and victim sensitive is available to the…
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