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Offender Transfer Notification Service (OTNS) Specification, Version 1.0

Date Published
April 2013
Global Standards Council
Publication Series
Publication Type
Technical Assistance

The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS, Commission) is an organization of interstate compact commissioners appointed by the 53 member states and territories to make rules that carry out the policies under which offenders are transferred between and among states.  Its mission is to guide the transfer of offenders in a manner that promotes effective supervision strategies consistent with public safety, offender accountability, and victims’ rights by providing guidelines and rules to Commission members on how to handle the transfer of adult offenders across state lines.  When a receiving state confirms the arrival of an offender through an Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS) arrival transaction, a “Compact Offender Profile” notification will be sent to the designated entity located the receiving state via this service.

NOTE:  To fully review the purpose, scope, capability offered and real-world effect(s) this service specification intends to address, we invite your full review of the associated Service Description Document (SDD).  It can be located by first downloading the service specification zip file on this webpage followed by navigating to the “artifacts” folder.  There you’ll discover the corresponding SDD for this service. 

Date Created: February 16, 2021