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NCJ Number: 193699 Find in a Library
Title: New Interstate Compact for Adult Supervision: Its Time Has Come
Journal: Perspectives  Volume:25  Issue:4  Dated:Fall 2001  Pages:22-28
Author(s): Kermit Humphries
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 7
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision.
Abstract: Criminal justice practitioners and victims' representatives consider more effective management of interstate movement an urgent public safety concern. The compact is the only vehicle for the controlled movement of State and locally sentenced non-incarcerated adult offenders across State lines. A volunteer association attempts to manage movement of more than a quarter of a million offenders. Compliance with the rules of the compact by participating States has been sporadic and inconsistent. A proposed replacement compact contains the following key elements: (1) clarification and expansion of the types of offenders for whom rules could be written; (2) every member must have a council to exercise oversight and advocacy concerning in-State compact issues; (3) a multi-State/territory interstate commission is the governing body; (4) the compact can respond to changes over time without having to go through the reenactment process; and (5) the compact will create a web-based information system for rapid transfer of investigation requests, case materials, etc. Notes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Extradition; Information Systems and Technology; Integrative agreements; Interagency cooperation; Interstate agreements; Parole; Probation; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Probation or parole officers
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