Interstate Compact: Ensuring Successful Supervision Through Cooperative Solutions


Tuesday, February 27, 2024
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Session Type: Workshop

The Interstate Compact is a mechanism for transferring supervision responsibilities to another state ensuring standardized procedures for approving and supervising individuals. This session will provide an understanding of the compact process and how changes in the criminal justice community, such as increase in remote sentencing, remote supervision as well as shifts in culture have impacted the application of Compact rules and procedures. Ensuring Successful Supervision through Cooperative Solutions is intended for community supervision and judicial professionals working in adult criminal justice systems across the country. The session will demonstrate how states balance Interstate Compact rule requirements with their impact on the individuals under supervision. Collaboration among state agencies, including community corrections, courts, jails, and other stakeholders, is critical to improving outcomes by allowing supervised individuals to be where they can be most successful while promoting public safety in their communities. During this workshop, we will showcase complex scenarios accompanied by effective communication strategies, as well as introduce new tools developed by the Commission that are available to equip agencies and staff within their respective jurisdictions.


Suzanne Brooks
Parole Program Administrator, OH Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

After graduating with a degree in psychology, Suzanne Brooks accepted a position with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in 2003 as a parole officer. During her career, Suzanne has served in a variety of roles with the Ohio Adult Parole Authority and currently serves as one of the agency’s Deputy Superintendents. Amongst several other job duties in her role as Deputy Superintendent, Suzanne also serves as the Interstate Compact Deputy Compact Administrator for the State of Ohio. Currently Suzanne serves on the Executive Committee and the Technology Committee for the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision. Additionally, she was appointed Chair of the Deputy Compact Administrator Liaison Committee for a second term in 2023.

Joselyn Lopez
IC Compact Administrator, WI Department of Corrections

Joselyn López was appointed as Interstate Compact Administrator for the State of Wisconsin in June 2017. She is the Chair of the Wisconsin Interstate Adult Offender Supervision (IAOS) Board and the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) National Training, Education and Public Relations Committee. She has been a member of the ICAOS Information Technology Committee since 2017. Joselyn López career of over 22 years in community corrections, spans from case manager for juveniles, counseling services for adults, and regional director of outpatient and residential services in the private sector, to managing community corrections services for the state of Wisconsin. Joselyn joined the Wisconsin Department of Corrections in 2010 as a Program and Policy Analyst where she developed evidence-based programming for offenders and trained staff on evidence-based practices. In her current position as Corrections Services Supervisor, Joselyn continues her commitment to Evidence Based Practices through statewide oversight of community corrections programming, staff education, employment programming, and reentry initiatives. She is a trainer for Trauma Informed Care in the Criminal Justice System, the Intoxicated Driver Assessment, and Risk Reduction Strategies in community supervision. In addition, she chaired the Division of Community Corrections (DCC) Evidence Based Decision Making Committee, served as the DCC representative for Incarcerated Veterans Program Cross-Agency Committee and is currently the DCC Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator.