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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Whether a receiving state can reject a transfer if 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 who has been arrested and released on bail for pending charges in the receiving state may be apprehended and detained for retaking by the sending state pending resolution of the new criminal charge
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…
The Supervising User can update the primary address in ICOTS at anytime via the Offender's Profile.  If you need to update the primary address and are not listed as the supervising user, the designation will need to be reassigned.  If the supervising…
Whether a receiving state can make a determination of substantial compliance if an offender commits a crime in the receiving state during the period of investigation or has an outstanding warrant
This on-demand training module includes: Retaking & Warrant Overview Discretionary Retaking & Mandatory Retaking
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…
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…
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…
Important! Duplicates and Junk records must be reported to your State Administrator within 5 business days of creation.  Failure to do so is a violation of the ICOTS Privacy Policy.  Only add new records after confirming the individual does not have an…
(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…
Register Interest creates a NEW Compact Case on an existing offender profile by an ICOTS user not associated with an active case on the offender’s profile.  Created a new case in error?  Simply click ‘Remove Interest’ to delete the case created in error…
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…
Effect of New Jersey statute on acquitted persons by reason of insanity
How states should manage absconders apprehended in the receiving state
The Rejected Cases Returning vs Awaiting New Transfer 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…
Individuals and sex offenders subject to lifetime supervision (CSL)
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…
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…
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…
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…
New York City, New York September 2022 Embracing the Spirit of the Compact Great Plans for Great Outcomes Changing Landscape of Substance Abuse and its Impact on Supervision Interstate Compact and Tolling Issues
Request for Reporting Instructions When the user selects the receiving state, only those cases between the sending state and selected receiving state will be displayed to choose from.  The new RFRI and compact case will already have the offender…
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