The following article was amended by the 86th Legislature. Pending publication of the current statutes, see S. A a violation of Section
S exual violence remains a serious social problem with devastating consequences. However, resource scarcity within the criminal justice system continues to impede the battle against sexual violence. The challenge of "making society safer" not only includes the need for resources, but also requires a comprehensive understanding of accurate offense patterns and risk.
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Pre-Sentence Investigations: A Pre-sentence Investigation Report is to provide the sentencing court with timely, relevant and accurate data so that it may select the most appropriate sentencing alternative or correctional disposition. The secondary purpose of the Pre-Sentence Investigation Report is to serve the needs of any correctional institution or field agency that may receive the offender, subject to judicial order. General Supervision: The majority of defendants placed on probation or parole supervision by the court are supervised by general supervision officers who meet with the client, refer them to needed services and monitor their compliance with the order of the court.
Unambiguous statutory language is not subject to judicial construction. A statute is not ambiguous unless its language is susceptible to more than one meaning. A juvenile court has authority under RCW
Any person who, since July 1,has been or is hereafter convicted in any court in this state or in any federal or military court of a violation of Section committed in the perpetration, or an attempt to perpetrate, rape or any act punishable under Section,or or former Section a, Section or committed with intent to violate Section, or or former Section a, Sectionexcept assault to commit mayhem, subdivision b and c of Section Amended as amended by Stats. SB Effective January 1,
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For someone being prosecuted for a sex offense in adult court, a SSOSA may be a good option if the accused meets all of the eligibility criteria and has a good understanding of what the process entails and the risks involved. Instead of being sent to serve a sentence at a juvenile rehabilitation institution, you will able to remain in the community so long as you comply with the conditions established by the court. The juvenile who seeks SDODA must undergo an evaluation to determine whether the juvenile is amenable to treatment and whether treatment may safely be provided while the juvenile is living at home or in an alternative community placement—that is, not locked up.
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Until such time as a multijudicial circuit probation officer is available, the offender shall be supervised by the probation office of the sentencing court or of the circuit in which he or she resides. Within ninety days of the effective date of this section as amended and reenacted during the first extraordinary session of the Legislature,the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources shall propose rules and emergency rules for legislative approval in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code establishing qualifications for sex offender treatment programs and counselors based on accepted treatment protocols among licensed mental health professionals. Said fee may be modified periodically based upon the defendant's ability to pay. The length of such term of supervised release shall not exceed the term of supervised release authorized by this section less any term of imprisonment that was imposed upon revocation of supervised release.