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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Compacting States may withdraw from the Compact only as provided by the Compact. The Commission may terminate a Compacting State as provided by the Compact.
Managed activities with replies such as a request for return reporting instructions can be withdrawn prior to reply from the sending state.  The assigned user in the receiving state can withdraw the request from the offender's profile screen.  If the…
Is there a way to withdraw a notice of departure? ICOTS doesn't show the withdraw button. The offender didn't leave and receiving state doesn't want to do the arrival notice. Some compact activities like departure notices and arrival…
Clicking the Withdraw Button will withdraw the case permanently. We have received reports of the withdraw button clicked in error. If a user clicks withdraw, a new request must be submitted. See also Withdrawing Cases and Activities.
To allow for additional activities or requests, rejections to transfer requests and/or denial of reporting instructions do not deactivate cases. The sending state must withdraw the case from the offender profile screen to remove the cases from the active…
The 'Rejected Cases Requiring Action Report' provides a list of cases in which the latest status is ‘rejected’ and is still ‘open’ in ICOTS (non-historical.)  There are 2 separate lists that generate from that report.   Each case will need to be…
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…
ICOTS Code Release 26.0 ICOTS 26.0 code release went into production on July 30, 2014 and implemented the development items described below: Offender Search Improved functionality allows for faster and more accurate search results when searching for…
(a) If a receiving state accepts transfer of the offender, the receiving state’s acceptance shall include reporting instructions. (b) Upon notice of acceptance of transfer by the receiving state, the sending state shall issue a travel permit to the…
ICOTS 11.3.0 code release is in production on December 8, 2010 and implements the development items described below: Transfer Request A sending state user can create a new Transfer Request based on a rejected Transfer Request after the receiving state…
The version 4.0 code release resolves outstanding issues regarding data display and the functions to facilitate returning offenders to a sending state. Released April 29, 2009. PDF Forms (Transfer Request & Request for Reporting Instruction…
Like any other interstate Compact, the ICAOS inaugurated when state legislatures passed similar statutes enacting the provisions of the agreement. In the case of the ICAOS, the threshold requirement for activation of the Compact was adoption of the…
As discussed, offenders have no constitutional travel rights and states have no constitutional obligations to open their doors to offenders from other states. Thus, ICAOS is the only mechanism by which states can regulate the interstate movement of adult…
(a) A sending state may submit a completed request for transfer of supervision no earlier than 120 calendar days prior to an offender’s planned release from a correctional facility. (b) If a pre-release transfer request has been submitted, a sending state…
The version 6.0 code release contains a number of new features and enhancements. Released on September 9, 2009. This is a list of features addressed in this code release: Withdraw Warning User Preferences Established Back Link Print All Feature Priority…
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…
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the function and role of compact office users in ICOTS. I am a compact office user and processing an incoming activity, I have an option to delegate to a supervisor or assign to a PO. What’s the difference…
The Compact shall dissolve effective upon the date of the withdrawal or the termination by default of a Compacting State that reduces membership in the Compact to one Compacting State as provided by the Compact. Upon dissolution of the Compact, the…
Cases are deleted from the system or moved to historical status in three ways: The supervisory authority, or location of the offender, determines whether the assigned user in the Sending State or Receiving State can initiate the removal. Remove the case (…
Although a state may be required to accept supervision given the offender’s eligibility status, the receiving state may determine that conditions are necessary at the time of acceptance. The receiving state can only impose conditions that it would impose…
Once Congress grants its consent to a Compact, the general view is that it may not be withdrawn. Although the matter has not been resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court, two federal circuit courts of appeal have held that congressional consent, once given, is…
(a) Departure notifications—At the time of an offender’s departure from any state pursuant to a transfer of supervision or the granting of reporting instructions, the state from which the offender departs shall notify the intended receiving state, and, if…
What is Case & Offender Management? Administrative functions for case and offender management assure the Commission’s internal and external partners that the ICOTS data contains information that is accurate, valid, and reliable.  Per the ICOTS…
What do I do when I received an email stating that I had an action to perform in ICOTS? Email notifications inform you that an offender’s record needs attention, an investigation has been assigned to you or that there are other supervisory…
DCA Liaison Committee Best Practices & Dashboard Usage Program Given the importance of ICOTS data entry and user management, the Commission made state responsibilities for it the focus of several annual audits.  The ICAOS Dashboards are vital to…
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…
ICOTS Code Release 29.3.0 - Enhancements & Bug Fixes ICOTS 29.3 code release went into production on February 25, 2015 and implemented the development items described below: Notice of Failure to Arrive Upon selecting "Notice of Arrival"…
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…
Clarification of Rule 3.105 - transfer request for offenders incarcerated at the time the request is submitted. Whether a sending state may request that a receiving state investigate a request to transfer supervision under the compact prior to the…
Clarification of Rule 3.101-3(c)(1) regarding sex offenders living in the receiving state at the time of sentencing and of Rule 4.103 regarding imposition and enforcement of special conditions. 1. Whether a sending state is required to provide details of…
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