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Resolution


Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision
Enacted: Nov 1999

WHEREAS, the interstate compact for the supervision of parolees and probationers was established in 1937, it is the earliest corrections "compact" established among the states and has not been amended since its adoption over 62 years ago;

WHEREAS, this compact is the only vehicle for the controlled movement of adult parolees and probationers across state lines, and it currently has jurisdiction over more than a quarter of a million offenders;

WHEREAS, the complexities of the compact have become more difficult to administer, and many jurisdictions have expanded supervision expectations to include currently unregulated practices such as victim input, victim notification requirements and sex offender notification;

WHEREAS, after hearings, national surveys, and a detailed study by a task force appointed by the National Institute of Corrections, the overwhelming recommendation has been to amend the document to bring about effective management capacity that addresses public safety concerns and offender accountability;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Directors of the American Probation and Parole Association hereby endorses and recommends adoption of the amended and newly titled Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision by all 50 states and affected territories of the United States of America on this, the first day of November, 1999.