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Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision | Ensuring Public Safety for the 21st Century

Rule 3.108 - Victims’ right to be heard and comment

(a) When an offender submits a request to transfer to a receiving state or a subsequent receiving state, or to return to a sending state, the victim notification authority in the sending state shall inform victims of the offender of their right to be heard and comment. Victims of the offender have the right to be heard regarding their concerns relating to the transfer request for their safety and family members’ safety. Victims have the right to contact the sending state’s interstate compact office regarding their concerns relating to the transfer request for their safety and family members’ safety. The victim notification authority in the sending state shall provide victims of the offender with information regarding how to respond and be heard if the victim chooses.

(b)

  1. Victims shall have 15 business days from receipt of notice required in Rule 3.108 to respond to the sending state. Receipt of notice shall be presumed to have occurred by the 5th business day following its sending.
  2. The receiving state shall continue to investigate the transfer request while awaiting response from the victim.

(c) The sending state shall consider victim related concerns. Victims’ comments shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed to the public. The sending state or receiving state may impose conditions of supervision on the offender to address victim related concerns.

(d) The sending state shall respond to the victim no later than 5 business days following receipt of victim related concerns.

History: Adopted November 4, 2003, effective August 1, 2004; amended October 11, 2017, effective March 1, 2018; amended October 9, 2019, effective April 1, 2020.

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Definitions

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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. 

Receiving State – means a state to which an offender requests transfer of supervision or is transferred.

Sending State – means a state requesting the transfer of an offender, or which transfers supervision of an offender, under the terms of the Compact and its rules.

Subsequent Receiving State – means a state to which an offender is transferred that is not the sending state or the original receiving state.

Supervision – means the oversight exercised by authorities of a sending or receiving state over an offender for a period of time determined by a court or releasing authority, during which time the offender is required to report to or be monitored by supervising authorities, and to comply with regulations and conditions, other than monetary conditions, imposed on the offender at the time of the offender’s release to the community or during the period of supervision in the community.

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.