Interstate Compact

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 ICAOS. 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.


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.

Contact your Facility-based Community Parole Officer for more information.

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How does an offender apply for transfer to another state?

An offender currently under parole supervision or within 120 days of parole supervision who wishes to transfer their supervision to another state must first discuss their request with the Community Parole Officer (CPO) or Case Manager. The CPO or Case Manager will review the offender's plan to ensure it meets criteria for transfer as specified in the Compact Rules, and verify the offender is in substantial compliance with the  conditions of supervision.

If the offender is in substantial compliance and the offender's plan meets criteria for transfer, the CPO or Case Manager will have the offender sign the required forms and submit a transfer request to the Interstate Compact office. The transfer request will then be sent to the other state for investigation and a decision on acceptance or rejection. 

For additional information regarding Interstate Transfers, refer to Administrative Regulation 1300-01, Interstate Transfer of Parole Supervision to Compact States

Contact Information 
Commissioner
Merideth McGrath

Phone: (303) 763-2409   |  Email: merideth.mcgrath@state.co.us

 

Deputy Compact Administrator
Andrew Zavaras

Phone: (303) 426-6198 Ext. 4114  |  Email: andrew.zavaras@state.co.us

 

Interstate Compact Office

940 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

Phone: (303) 763-2420  |  Email: doc_interstateparole@state.co.us