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Introduction - ICAOS Rules

The Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) seeks to improve outcomes and promote collaboration among member states overseeing the transfer and successful completion of terms for supervised individuals. ICAOS prioritizes rehabilitation, public safety, and the successful reintegration of supervised individuals into society. Fostering a culture of cooperation and mutual support, the compact strives to address the complexities of interstate supervision while maintaining principles of fairness and accountability.

Established through a collective effort by member states, the ICAOS Rules are a comprehensive and uniform framework for managing the transfer and supervision of individuals under community supervision across state lines. The Rules reflect its mission and values, providing a framework that emphasizes effective supervision practices, accountability, and the exchange of information among jurisdictions. Through these rules, states commit to collaboratively work to ensure consistent standards of supervision, facilitate the seamless transfer of supervision responsibilities, and address supervision violations in a manner that prioritizes rehabilitation and public safety.



Click terms below to reveal definitions used in this rule.

Adult – means both individuals legally classified as adults and juveniles treated as adults by court order, statute, or operation of law.

Compliance – means that an offender is abiding by all terms and conditions of supervision, including payment of restitution, family support, fines, court costs or other financial obligations imposed by the sending state.

Offender – means an adult placed under, or made subject to, supervision as the result of the commission of a criminal offense and released to the community under the jurisdiction of courts, paroling authorities, corrections, or other criminal justice agencies, and who is required to request transfer of supervision under the provisions of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision. 

Rules – means acts of the Interstate Commission, which have the force and effect of law in the compacting states, and are promulgated under the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, and substantially affect interested parties in addition to the Interstate Commission.

Victim – means a natural person or the family of a natural person who has incurred direct or threatened physical or psychological harm as a result of an act or omission of an offender.