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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.”

Initial Report: The Task Force will submit an initial report to the Governor and the appropriate committees of the Legislature by December 31, 2019. View Initial Report (pdf).

Final Report: The Task Force will submit a final report by December 31, 2020.



Click here to visit the Criminal Sentencing Task Force information page to see a schedule and Task Force materials.

Last updated: October 16, 2019.

Additional Resources:

For more information, contact:

Amanda Murphy
Senior Project Lead

Chris Page
Senior Project and Development Lead

Molly Stenovec
Project and Program Manager