ICAOS Weekly Update Newsletter
Updates for June 23–29, 2018
No: 505

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The ICAOS National Office will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day. Emails to the ICAOS National Office sent through the ICAOS website will be checked for emergencies.

+ State-Requested Travel Restrictions +

In the Spirit of the Compact, please contact the receiving state directly if you have an offender requesting to transfer to an area listed below. / Check for the latest updates online.
Hawaii flag+ Hawaii - June 7–?: Due to the active Kilauea Volcano eruptions, earthquakes, and rapid evacuations, please restrict offender travel to the island of Hawai’i until further notice.

Georgia flag+ Georgia - June 30–July 7: We are requesting that states restrict offender travel permits to Georgia (with the exception of emergencies) during this period due to the National Rainbow Family Gathering 2018. The Rainbow Family has governed Gatherings of up to 30,000 people. Regional Rainbow gatherings can attract as many as 5,000. The national gathering occurs around July 1-7, but people come up to a month earlier to help set up (this is known as “Seed Camp”) and remain on site up to a month later to cleanup and perform site restoration.

Pennsylvania flag+ Pennsylvania - July 18–22: Please restrict offender travel to the Erie, PA area during the annual Roar on the Shore Bike Rally.

New Mexico flag+ New Mexico - July 26–29: Please restrict offender travel to the Las Vegas, NM area for the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally.

South Dakota flag+ South Dakota - August 3–12: Please restrict offender travel to the Black Hills area including cities of Sturgis, Lead, Deadwood, Spearfish, Rapid City, Wall, Kadoka, Belle Fourche, Hot Springs, Custer, Hill City, Edgemont, Newell, and all campgrounds in the Black Hills area during the 78th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

New Mexico flag+ New Mexico - September 12–16: Please restrict offender travel to the Mescalero area for the Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally.

Interstate Compact Office Staff may submit travel restriction requests here.

+ State Updates +

Colorado flag + Colorado - Bifurcation will officially occur on Sunday, July 1 and will usher in separate offices for Parole IC and Probation IC. Contact information for Parole IC is not changing. New contact information, effective July 1, for Probation IC is as follows: + All personnel changes are updated on the individual state pages and in the Interstate Compact Office Directory PDF.

+ Compact Office Calendar - Please be aware of closures, shortened hours of operation, or the possibility of limited staff due to inclement weather, trainings, and state and national holidays.

+ Committee and Region Updates +

+ Upcoming Committee and Region Meetings:
+ Executive Committee
D/T: 07.10.18 / 1:00pm ET
Resources: Agenda

+ South Region
D/T: 07.19.18 / 2:00pm ET
Resources: Agenda

+ West Region
D/T: 07.24.18 / 2:00pm ET
Resources: Agenda

+ Technology Committee
D/T: 07.25.18 / 2:00pm ET
Resources: Agenda
+ Commission Announcements & Reminders +

+ Spirit of the Compact - Kudos for being a great listener.

Reminder - Spirit of the Compact: Investigating 4 potential addresses in 5 days for a sex offender case earns a DCA kudos from the sending state.

Reminder - Put your knowledge of ICAOS rules to the test and see if you can achieve top score. Answer 20 questions covering eligibility, the transfer process, supervision, and retaking/closing supervision. Participation is anonymous and results are not recorded.

Reminder - A recent update to the On-Demand Training modules provides users with enhanced accessibility to view training from any web browser or mobile device.

Reminder - Who are you going to call when you have basic ICOTS questions? Need help figuring out why your browser is not displaying an ICOTS Report correctly? Need to know what online training to take so you can get an ICOTS account? For these questions, and more, contact your state’s ICOTS Administrator when you:
  • Have questions about ICOTS functionality
  • Have issues logging in to your ICOTS account
  • Need your ICOTS account password reset
  • Want to know the training requirements for ICOTS users
  • Want to report a possible ICOTS issue
  • Need technical support for browser compatibility issues with ICOTS and the ICOTS Reports Dashboard
  • Need ICOTS data entry errors corrected
Find contact information for your state ICOTS Administrator.

Reminder - Spirit of the Compact: A great example of why field training on ICAOS Rules is so important.

Reminder - The 2018 ICAOS Rules:
+ This Week in Commission History +

+ The following states signed into law the ICAOS on this date:
  • Rhode Island – June 25, 2002 / 37th member to join
  • Maine – June 25, 2003 / 45th member to join
  • Illinois – June 26, 2002 / 38th member to join
  • Missouri – June 27, 2000 / 8th member to join

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