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ICAOS Practice Guide Approved April 2024

The Training, Education and Public Relations Committee along with the DCA Liaison Committee, approved a training resource providing guidance on when to utilize progress reports versus violation reports. While both serve as essential mechanisms for conveying information, they operate within distinct contexts and fulfill unique purposes.  This valuable resource streamlines decision-making and enhances efficiency within the Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS).

What to expect from this resource...

  1. Clear Distinctions: Gain a clear understanding of the differences between progress reports and violation reports, including their purpose, scope, and implications.
  2. Decision-Making Framework: Determine whether a situation warrants a progress report or a violation report, ensuring consistent and informed decision-making.
  3. Best Practices: Discover best practices for documenting and submitting progress reports and violation reports in ICOTS.
  4. FAQs: Find answers to frequently asked questions, addressing common concerns and providing additional clarity on reporting procedures.



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