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Criminal Sentencing Task Force

The Washington State Legislature asked the William D. Ruckelshaus Center to facilitate a Task Force directed to ”…review state sentencing laws, including a consideration of the report of the Sentencing Guidelines Commission…[and] develop recommendations for the purpose of:

(a) Reducing sentencing implementation complexities and errors;

(b) Improving the effectiveness of the sentencing system; and

(c) Promoting and improving public safety.”

Final Report – 2022  

Final Report – 2020

Initial Report – 2019 (pdf)



2023 Meeting Materials

2022 Meeting Materials

2021 Meeting Materials

2020 Meeting Materials

2019 Meeting Materials


Last updated: December 2022.

For more information, contact:

Amanda Murphy
Senior Facilitator for Projects and Programs

Chris Page
Senior Facilitator for Projects and Strategic Initiatives

Molly Stenovec
Project and Program Manager