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Interstate Compact

How many states are part of the Compact?
How does the Compact work?
Who is eligible to transfer under the Interstate Compact?
Can both misdemeanants and felons apply for transfer?
How long does the Interstate transfer process usually take?
Will an offender need to remain in Oregon while waiting for a state to respond to the transfer request?
May additional conditions of supervision be imposed by the receiving state?
Is there a fee for a transfer for an Interstate Compact?

How many states are part of the Compact?
All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are members of this interstate agreement.

How does the Compact work?
Offenders on supervision notify their assigned probation officers that they wish to relocate their supervision to another state. The assigned officer would first ensure the offenders are current toward their monetary obligations and in substantial compliance with their orders of supervision. The officer would then determine if the offenders meet the eligibility requirements for a transfer of supervision.

Who is eligible to transfer under the Interstate Compact?
An offender who has three months or more or an indefinite period of supervision remaining may be eligible with a valid plan of supervision, providing the offender

  • Is in substantial compliance with the terms of supervision; and Is a resident of the receiving state; or
  • Has resident family in the receiving state who have indicated a willingness and ability to assist in satisfying the plan of supervision and can obtain employment or has a visible means of support.

Can both misdemeanants and felons apply for transfers?
Misdemeanants sentenced to supervision for crimes involving physical harm, firearm offenses, second offense DUIs and sex offenses may be eligible for interstate transfer, depending on their specific sentences. Felons who have been placed on probation or parole may be eligible.

How long does the Interstate transfer process usually take?
The transfer process usually takes 45 to 60 days from the date the request is received by the other (receiving) state.

Will an offender need to remain in Oregon while waiting for a state to respond to the transfer request?
Offenders who do not qualify for reporting instructions must remain in Florida until a response is received from the receiving state.

May additional conditions of supervision be imposed by the receiving state?
Yes. A receiving state shall supervise an offender transferred under the Interstate Compact in a manner determined by the receiving state and consistent with the supervision of other similar offenders sentenced in the receiving state.

Is there a fee for a transfer for an Interstate Compact?
The sending agency may require a fee for processing paperwork and tracking the interstate compact process.