Supervision in the Community
The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) supervises persons who have either been confined in a county jail, prison facility (for felony convictions of more than a year), and/or were sentenced to direct supervision in the community.
DOC supervises an active caseload of approximately 18,000 persons in communities across the State of Washington. Corrections employees promote reintegration and public safety by:
- Providing guidance, support and program opportunities for all inmates returning to the community.
- Holding people on supervision accountable to their imposed supervision conditions, as they resume life within the community.
- Collaborating and supporting community resources and parties with a vested interest in successful transition into the community.
Doing what works and is demonstrated to be evidence-based makes a difference for those under supervision and for all citizens residing in our Washington communities. For example, Thinking for a Change (T4C), which is an evidenced based behavioral program, provide participants the knowledge and skills necessary to change behavior and reduce recidivism. With changed behavior, there is an ability to reduce future victimization and make our communities safer places.
We are proud to have community partnerships with:
- Local Law & Justice Councils
- Local Community Colleges
- Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW)
- Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
- Community Mental Health
- Union Gospel Missions
- Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA)
- Salvation Army
- Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) – Child Protective Services
- Community Work Crews
Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) policies that apply to community supervision.
- DOC 280.500 Records Management of Official Offender Files
- DOC 280.530 Supervision Files for Community Offenders
- DOC 310.100 Intake
- DOC 300.380 Classification and Custody Facility Plan Review
- DOC 320.160 Tolling of Supervision in the Community
- DOC 320.400 Risk and Needs Assessment Process
- DOC 320.420 Offender Supervision Plans
- DOC 350.380 Discharge, Termination, and Closure of Supervision
- DOC 380.200 Community Supervision of Offenders
- DOC 380.240 Field Work Protocols
- DOC 380.370 Sexually Violent Predator/Less Restrictive Alternative
- DOC 380.600 In-State Transfers for Community Offenders
- DOC 380.605 Interstate Compact
- DOC 380.650 Travel for Community Offenders
- DOC 390.600 Imposed Conditions
- DOC 460.130 Response to Violations and New Criminal Activity
Laws & Regulations
Below are state laws (RCWs) that apply to community supervision.
- RCW 9A – Washington Criminal Code
The complete chapter.
- RCW 9A.44.130 – Registration of sex offenders and kidnapping offenders–Procedures–Definition–Penalties.
- RCW 9.94A – Sentencing Reform Act of 1981
- RCW 9.94A.745 – Interstate compact for adult offender supervision.
- RCW 10.77– Criminally Insane–Procedures
- RCW 71.05.445– Court-ordered mental health treatment of persons subject to department of corrections supervision–Initial assessment inquiry–Required notifications–Rules.
Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) publications that apply to community supervision.
- Less Restrictive Alternative FAQ
- Partial Confinement and Supervision Table
- Thinking for a Change (T4C) 600-BR010 (R 8/2017)
- Pensar para cambiar (T4C) 400-BR010s (R 8/2017)
- Opportunity for Supervision Reform and Reentry 300-FS002 (R 1/2020)