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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The Rules Training PowerPoint (click here for NEW 2020 version ICAOS Rules Training PowerPoint) combines eligibility, the transfer process and supervision rules in one PowerPoint.  PowerPoints are also available for specific topics.   Looking for Live…
Rule 2.110 was written to develop the standard for interstate travel and exclude those offenders who do not meet the criteria for transfer under the Compact. Violation of this rule presents a real threat to the safety of the public and probation and…
What is CORE? CORE (Compact Online Reference Encyclopedia) is a search index that incorporates and cross-references all of the ICAOS Rules, Advisory Opinions, Bench Book, Bylaws, Hearing Officer's Guide, Administrative Policies, Helpdesk Articles,…
Transferring Supervision to the Receiving State These training tools and resources discuss requirements and processes for transferring supervision of an offender to another state.  -Transfer Request Requirements -Investigation Period -Requesting Reporting…
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…
Charging fees to offenders for transfer and for supervision
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 a new code release involving rule-mandated changes to the Offender Violation Report and Progress Report activities was pushed to production in ICOTS. Several minor bugs were introduced and Appriss was very responsive in working…
Interstate Compact training results in better offender management and increased public safety. Every jurisdiction, including courts, parole boards and community corrections are subject to the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision’s rules.…
Under Rule 3.107 (a) (12), enacted on March 1, 2014, a Sending State is required to include a summary of prison discipline and mental health history during the last 2 years, if available, unless distribution is prohibited by law with the Transfer Request.
    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…
Who’s telling the story?  Details, Accuracy and Due Process! Presentation Latest Progress & Violation Report Stats Identifying issue:  Training & DCA Calls Supervision Documentation Overview Compact Office Review:  Ensuring Quality…
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…
ICOTS 9.1.0 code release is in production on March 1, 2010 and implements the development items described below: New Mandatory Reason for Transfer and Reporting Instructions for Employment Transfer of Offenders A new mandatory reason for transfer and…
  The Compact Rules do not prevent states from utilizing electronic signatures.  Questions regarding validity and use must be answered by the sending state and documented where applicable.   https://mailchi.mp/interstatecompact/july-icaos-monthly-…
ICAOS Rule 4.106 requires the receiving state to submit a progress report within 30 calendar days of request.  For all cases considered active, ICOTS generates reminders and facilitates due dates to assist states with compliance of this rule.      Q: The…
Compact Office Staff Training Last Updated April 26, 2021 These training tools and resources are specific to Compact Office Staff discussing how to operationalize the ICAOS rules when training stakeholders. Compact Staff Training-ICOTS email bounces-What…
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…
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…
Training Bulletin 1-2009i explains the process of creating a Transfer Request for an offender who is actively being supervised in another state. The execution of a subsequent state transfer, or third state transfer, has not changed with the implementation…
Timely submissions of notice of departures and notice of arrivals enhance public safety by indicating the location of compact offenders. They are also essential in reflecting the correct supervising state in ICOTS and Rule 4.105 requires them at the time…
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…
The Privacy Policy available for download is posted on the ICAOS website. The Electronic End User Agreement (launched February 15, 2018) requires users to acknowledge they have read and agree to the ICOTS Privacy Policy.  States are still responsible for…
Background on Retaking Management Four prior ICOTS enhancements to the Offender Violation Report (2013, 2017, 2018 & 2021 @ costs of $250k+) provide tools for ICOTS users to manage mandatory retaking.    In addition, several administrative reports…
Eligibility for Compact Transfer and Reporting Instructions These training tools and resources provide information on determining offender eligibility for transfer and qualifications for reporting instructions.   -Key Definitions 'Offender',…
On Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Appriss pushed the third and final batch of training help points to ICOTS. As described in the announcements for the first and second batches, the ICOTS Help Points were designed to replace and improve upon the ICOTS User…
On Thursday, February 15, 2018 three new enhancements will be launched in ICOTS. The national office will offer a brief Q & A session for these enhancements on Monday, February 12th at 2 pm ET and Tuesday February 13th at 11 am ET. Visit the ICAOS…
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…
    Training Bulletin 1-2016i - Offenders Returning to a Sending State Effective March 1, 2016 Re: Rules 3.101-1, 3.103, 3.106, 4.111 & 5.103 Standard Procedures for Offenders Returning to a Sending State   Receiving states must request reporting…
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…
The ICOTS End User Training has recently been redesigned to offer several topic based modules.  Visit the Ondemand training section of the ICAOS website to access the modules ICOTS 301-Introduction to ICOTS explains basic ICOTS functionality including…
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