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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On September 16th the Commission voted and approved 6 ICOTS enhancements to be implemented in FY2021. These enhancements (attached) will be in production on or before June 20, 2021 and expected to be pushed out in multiple code releases. Have an idea for…
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…
(a) States shall use the forms or electronic information system authorized by the commission. (b) Section (a) shall not be construed to prohibit written, electronic or oral communication between compact offices. History: Adopted November 3, 2003,…
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…
ICOTS 7.0 code release is in production on October 21, 2009 and resolves the development items described below: ICOTS Reports Report parameters are correct and descriptions for each report are available. To ensure the correct layout and format for the…
About The activity history reports provide statistical and audit tools as well as provide an alternative to solely relying on emails for activity review or follow up.  These analysis tools can also measure impact of new procedures, policy or rule changes…
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…
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…
ICOTS 17.0 code release is in production on February 29, 2012 and implements the development items described below: Case Closure Notice Reply In conjunction with approved amendment to Rule 4.112 (d) effective March 1, 2012, a due date for a Case Closure…
I have a case that shows up on the 'Cases in Need of Departure Notice' report in ICOTS, but the approved reporting instructions were withdrawn. How can I get this case removed? This is one of several known issues with the 'Cases in Need of…
On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Appriss pushed the second batch of training help points to ICOTS. As described in the announcement for the first batch, the ICOTS Help Points were designed to replace and improve upon the ICOTS User Guide PDF. Instead of a…
On Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Appriss pushed the first batch of ICOTS training help points to ICOTS. The ICOTS Help Points were designed to replace and improve upon the ICOTS User Guide PDF. Instead of a large and cumbersome document that's difficult…
On Wednesday, June 1, 2022 Appriss pushed the code for new ICOTS enhancements to production. The enhancements involve new functionality for tracking warrant status, a new compact activity for discretionary retaking, and changes to the offender management…
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 Commission’s day-to-day activities…
    Training Bulletin 1-2021i - Reporting Instructions Processing for Living in Receiving State at the Time of Sentencing Effective February 2, 2021 Re: Rule 3.103 (a)(1) States are REQUIRED to adhere to timeframes in Rule 3.103, including sending the…
Use the Compact Workload Search to find active cases in which you are associated.   Activity Type search displays cases with the selected activity pending. For example, if you select Transfer Request and click Search, the Compact Workload table should…
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…
Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) is rapidly advancing the electronic database project designated the Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS). In the spring of 2007,…
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I. Authorization Article I of the ICAOS BYLAWS provides that, the Commission “is established to fulfill the objectives of the Compact” through “the promulgation of binding rules and operating procedures” governing “oversight and coordination of offender…
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 3 enhancement and 2 bug fixes were launched in ICOTS to address approved rule amendments.  Full list of the Rule Amendments and the updated Rules can be found on the ICAOS main website.  www.interstatecompact.org The…
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…
On Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Appriss pushed one functional enhancement to ICOTS. Appriss made the commission aware of a possible security issue a few months ago, where offenders’ dates of birth were included in the body of email notifications from ICOTS.…
Appriss Safety is happy to introduce its new Event Communication System (ECS), designed to inform our customers of any operational events affecting our products. Through the ECS website, customers are encouraged to subscribe to automatic updates. During…
  ICOTS Microsoft Edge Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome   ICAOS Dashboards Microsoft Edge Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome   ICAOS OnDemand Trainings The latest release of each of the latest two supported major versions of: Desktop browsers: Google Chrome…
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.
Returning to a Sending State occurs for 3 reasons: Transferee requests to return to the sending state Transferee was granted reporting instructions during transfer investigation and transfer is denied (no subsequent transfer will occur) Return in lieu of…
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…
How states should manage absconders apprehended in the receiving state
On September 29, 2021, the Commission approved several Rule Amendments and ICOTS enhancements to be implemented on April 1, 2022.  ICOTS Enhancements supplementing these rules launch June 1, 2022.  Details can be accessed on the ABM archive page.…
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