Interstate Compact

Introduction

The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) was created to promote cooperation and coordination among the states and U.S. Territories in the transfer of supervised offenders across state boundaries. The ICAOS provides oversight and assistance in administering the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, which was approved in 2002. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are signatories to the Compact. This Compact has the authority of federal law and supersedes any state law to the contrary. All state and federal courts and administrative bodies must abide by the rules of this compact. No court or paroling authority may authorize an offender to relocate before acceptance by the receiving state.

Resources

Interstate Commission Website

The mission of the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) is to help protect the public and provide offenders with their best possible opportunity for success. Visit the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) website, which provides offenders, their families, and friends with helpful information and resources to prepare for the interstate transfer process.

Administrative Rule on Interstate Compact

Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) are created by most agencies and some boards and commissions to implement and interpret their statutory authority. Agencies may adopt, amend, repeal or renumber rules, permanently or temporarily (for up to 180 days). You can visit OAR 291-180 to learn more about the Interstate Compact in Oregon.

Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System

The Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS) is the nationwide electronic information system of the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS). The system is used by all states to track offenders who are authorized to travel or relocate across state lines. The ICOTS Public Web Portal allows the public to search for information about offenders who have transferred supervision to another state or are in another state with permission while the transfer of supervision is under consideration.