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Interstate Probation Services

In Spring 2002, the Alaskan Legislature made Alaska a signatory to the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision. This created a more effective way for states to manage offenders crossing state lines, hold offender's accountable, address public safety concerns, and protect the rights of victims.

In Alaska, the Office of Interstate Compact processes applications for offenders who reside either in or outside of Alaska and who have applied for supervision under the terms of the Interstate Compact for Supervision of Parolees and Probationers. The Interstate Office also:

  • Reviews sex offenders' travel passes
  • Reviews packets of Alaskan offenders making application for supervision in states and/or territories outside Alaska
  • Reviews packets of Alaskan offenders making application for supervision in states and/or territories outside Alaska
  • Processes electronic requests for reporting instructions, violations, progress reports, and requests for early termination and monitors restitution payments

The criteria used by Interstate Compact to determine eligibility for supervision in Alaska includes:

  • Convicted of a felony offense
  • Has immediate family in Alaska
  • Has an offer of employment or a visible means of support
  • Has a plan, which has merit and will serve to aid in the ultimate rehabilitation of the offender and which serves to promote public safety
  • Is a resident of Alaska. For the purpose of transfer of supervision under the terms of the Compact, a parolee of probationer may be considered a resident of a state (Alaska) if the offender has been an actual inhabitant of Alaska continuously for more than one year prior to going to the sending state and has not resided within the sending state for more than six continuous months immediately proceeding the commission of the offense for which the offender has been convicted.
  • Alaska is able to adequately supervise the offender in the community in which the offender plans to reside. For example, an offender with a violent history may be denied acceptance if he plans to reside in a remote village that does not have a probation officer in residence, that is accessible only by air and the offender has testing, substance abuse, and mental health treatment conditions which he cannot get in the village.