Interstate Compact Best Practices

An Interstate Compact Best Practice is a Successful Goal-Oriented Compact Initiative that has Documented its Efficiency, Effectiveness & Impact in Everyday Practice.

Best Practice is a management idea which asserts that there is a technique, method, process, or activity more effective at delivering a particular outcome than any other technique, method, process, or activity. While each state is unique in structure, the mission and responsibilities with regard to compact operations are similar. For example, all states are involved in training field personnel, sustaining a state council, and resolving disputes. In an effort to provide additional technical assistance to the states, the Commission is posting Best Practice submissions here. / Best Practice Submission Guide


Best Practices

What Jails Need to Know
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Training
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Procedure
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The New York Division of Criminal Justice Services, Interstate Compact Unit, prepared this information as a “desk card” for their county sheriffs to help them have fingertip access to key ICAOS rules that affect their correctional facilities.

Bylaws of the New York State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision
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Administration
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Procedure
Document Abstract:

The 9 bylaws of the New York State Council define and shape everything from their legal authority, purpose, powers, duties, membership, and more. This information is being shared so other member states may compare and contrast their own state council bylaws or use these as a base for creating their own bylaws.

Interstate Compact Bench Card for Municipal Courts
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Subject:
Training
Type:
Procedure
Document Abstract:

The Ohio Department of Corrections (DOC) have created the Interstate Compact Bench Card for Municipal Courts to educate municipal court judges in Ohio. The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) National Office encourages your state to use this best practice as a guide for developing a similar document for use and distribution to misdemeanant court judges in your state.