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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Rejection of Transfers Based on Outstanding Warrants. "May a state reject a transfer request from an offender, who is a resident of that state and has verified employment, when there are warrants or pending charges in the receiving state?”
Notwithstanding any other rule, if an offender is charged with a subsequent felony or violent crime, the offender shall not be retaken or ordered to return until criminal charges have been dismissed, sentence has been satisfied, or the offender has been…
Whether an offender under supervision in the receiving state, who is charged with a new criminal offense in the receiving state and arrested but released on bail on the new offense, may be subsequently arrested and detained for retaking by the sending…
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…
Can a receiving state make a determination that an offender is not in substantial compliance in the sending state, when the offender commits a crime in the receiving state during the period of investigation, or when the offender has an outstanding warrant…
Includes training for definition of 'Behavior Requiring Retaking' and Rule 5.103, explaining that documented non-compliant behavior & responses to the behavior should be reported on a violation report ONLY when invoking mandatory retaking after the…
Reporting Violations & Retaking These training tools and resources discuss requirements and processes for reporting violations and retaking offenders. PowerPoint Presentation 104 Reporting Behavior Requiring Retaking 105 Mandatory Retaking for New…
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…
Please provide comments (must be logged in using your ICAOS credentials) regarding what you would like to learn as a state administrator for training records hosted on ICAOS's new Learning Management System.  This will assist in training efforts for…
(a) Upon a request from the receiving state, a sending state shall retake an offender from the receiving state or a subsequent receiving state after the offender’s conviction for a new felony offense or new violent crime and: completion of a term of…
A redesign of the ICOTS External Reports page offers more intuitive navigation, listing the reports in the following categories: Compliance (NEW) Due Dates Overdue Activity History Administrative Legacy 10 new reports were added to the ICOTS External…
The new progress report workflow is managed with review in the receiving state prior to transmission.  Upon transmission by the receiving state's compact office, the workflow stops and all interested parties in the sending state receive simultaneous…
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…
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…
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…
Description:  The report lists incoming/outgoing rejected cases where an offender is in the receiving state with approved RIs and has a rejected transfer request. Cases are distinguished by whether an offender is remaining in the receiving state pending a…
As previously discussed, Rule 5.102 requires the sending state to retake an offender for a new felony or violent crime conviction after the offender’s release from incarceration for the new crime. This may result in a considerable amount of time between…
Once submitted, the offense details on a Transfer Request or Request for Reporting Instructions (case information and NCIC information) cannot be modified.  A new request submitted under a new case number allows a user to correct the information.  As a…
Are persons ‘acquitted’ by reason of insanity under the New Jersey ‘Carter-Krol’ statute eligible for interstate transfer of supervision under the Compact?
Offenders sentenced under the Violent Predator Incapacitation Act who seek transfer CSL supervision outside the state of New Jersey.
Resident –means a person whohas continuously inhabited a state for at least 1 year prior to the commission of the offense for which the offender is under supervision; andintends that such state shall be the person’s principal place of residence; andhas…
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…
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018 three new user experience enhancements were launched in ICOTS. While some future enhancements around new functionality will require training and informational materials, these enhancements were requested to improve user…
On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 two new enhancements were launched in ICOTS. One enhancement adds completely new functionality to ICOTS, while the other provides improved user experience.  This is the eighth and final enhancement release to take place during…
On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, one new enhancement were launched in ICOTS.  This is the fourth and final of several enhancement releases that took place during FY 2019. The description of the changes are as follows: 1.) New Workflow Process for Return to…
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…
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…
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 three new user experience enhancements were launched in ICOTS. While some future enhancements around new functionality will require training and informational materials, these enhancements were requested to improve user…
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…
An offender not subject to the ICAOS is not eligible to have their supervision transferred to another state, but neither are they restricted in their travel, except as otherwise ordered by the sentencing court. See Sanchez v. N.J. State Parole Bd., 845 A.…
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