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,…
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…
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,…
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…
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that shows up on the 'Cases in Need of Departure Notice' report in ICOTS, but the approved reporting instructions were withdrawn.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 Departure…
The Offenders Awaiting Retaking Report in ICOTS displays cases when: The Receiving State reports status of ‘Available’ on an Offender Violation Report or Addendum to Offender Violation Report  AND the Sending State responds indicating ‘warrant issued/…
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…
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…
These are the processes involved with withdrawing cases and individual compact activities. Withdrawing Cases and Individual Activities The function to withdraw an entire case is now separate from the function to withdraw an individual activity. This…
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.
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…
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…
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…
All times associated with compact activity histories are listed in the 24 hour format and based on Eastern Standard Time.
The ICOTS End User Training offers several topic based modules.  Visit the On-Demand training section of the ICAOS website to access the modules ICOTS 300 - ICAOS/ICOTS 300 Privacy Policy Training Prior to accessing ICOTS, users must be trained on ICAOS…
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…
Description:  The report lists all ICOTS users with information on state, role, supervisor, supervisor email, active status, workflow status, created date and last login date. Charts give a breakdown of user accounts requiring attention, number of active…
Search the ICOTS knowledge base for information on existing ICOTS issues and frequently asked questions. You can submit a ticket or check the status of your existing tickets by signing in with your ICAOS website username and password.  Get Help With ICOTS…
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…
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…
[Last updated July 3, 2017] Below are the 'Due on' and 'Overdue' email notifications generated by ICOTS:  Case Closure Notices due in 30 days, 30 calendar days prior to 10 business days after the Supervision End Date due today, 10 business days after the …
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…
Due to the differences in workflow and activity processing in ICOTS, states have requested that we publish a list of the states that are configured as split in ICOTS. This means there is an independent and separate workflow for probation and parole ICOTS…
Cases uploaded with Legacy Data in error will need to be closed 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 process in ICOTS as it is not an option to delete…
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.…
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