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During the Transfer Investigation Period

The following questions may help supervised individuals understand the process and timing better.

During the Transfer Investigation Period

  • Your sending state supervising officer or institutional case manager for assistance is the best resource for information during the transfer process. Your supervising officer should provide you with updates throughout the transfer process. If you feel you are not receiving adequate support, please contact the sending state’s compact office. See Compact Office Directory.
  • Some supervised individuals may be eligible for reporting instructions which allow them to be in a receiving state during the 45-day investigation period. Most commonly, reporting instructions are granted to probationers who are living in the receiving state at the time they are sentenced, or if both states agree that an emergency exists. Contact your sending state supervising officer or compact office for more information see the Compact Office Directory.
  • The 45-day investigation period begins when the receiving state obtains the completed Transfer Request, regardless of how long it takes the sending state to complete the Transfer Request. See Rule 3.104.

In general, individuals can assist by cooperating with their supervising officer or institutional case manager, providing accurate and complete information, and gathering necessary documentation in support of the request. For more tips, please see below:

  • Individuals must discuss the transfer request process with their supervising officers noting that states may have different requirements, such as application fees.
  • If you are unsure about your state requirements, contact the Compact Office where you are currently being supervised. See Compact Office Directory
  • Individuals should attend and participate in case/supervision planning meetings if required.
  • Please provide accurate, factual, and verifiable information regarding your plan of supervision, including the correctly spelled names of your sponsor family or non-family members, and employers including their addresses. See Compact Office Directory.
  • Please verify proposed residence, employment, and/or school enrollment. This may include employment letters/offers, school admission letters, and letters of acknowledgment from lessors/residential sponsors.
  • Please note that a physical residential address is required for residence verification. Your physical residence is where you stay each day and night. Officers are unable to accept a PO Box as the primary residence in the transfer request.  
  • While awaiting transfer, please comply with all imposed terms and conditions, including reporting instructions for appointments, assessments, interventions, and home or employment visits.
  • Please review and sign all required forms.
  • Please contact your sponsor family, non-family collateral contacts, employers, and places of proposed residence and ask them to cooperate fully when supervision officials contact them to verify your supervision plan.  
  • Please provide any additional documentation requested by supervision officials.
  • Follow any directives by supervision officials or service providers regarding assessments, referrals, and placement in treatment, programs, or housing.
  • If applicable, comply with requirements for registration such as Gun Offender Registry or Sex Offender Registry as well as with any restraining or protection orders.
  • Unless otherwise directed, supervised individuals must continue to reside in the sending state until approved to move to another state.

The following links provide information about the compact and how to navigate the interstate transfer process.