Jill Getty Appointed Executive Director of the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board
November 1, 2021
By Indeterminate Sentence Review Board
ISRB Executive Director Jill Getty
Longtime Hearings Investigator Jill Getty has been appointed Executive Director of the Indeterminate Sentence Review Board (ISRB). Getty’s appointment is made by ISRB Chair Kecia Rongen and is effective November 1, 2021.
The Indeterminate Sentence Review Board, formerly the Board of Prison Terms and Paroles, is a quasi-judicial board located within the Department of Corrections (DOC). The ISRB was placed under the Department of Corrections in 2011, however its Board members are appointed by Governor Jay Inslee. The Board retains independent decision making and makes informed decisions essential to public safety regarding the confinement or release of individuals under its jurisdiction.
A former DOC community corrections officer, Getty has worked in the criminal justice system for 18 years, predominately with individuals with sexual offenses as well as with individuals with mental health disorders. She also previously served as a program assistant in the Civil Commitment Program. She began working with the ISRB in 2008 as a hearings investigator and served as the Lead Hearing Investigator for several years.
“Jill’s professionalism, integrity and knowledge of the Board processes has gained her the respect of internal and external customers of the Board,” said ISRB Chair Kecia Rongen. “In this role she will be valuable in enhancing the Board’s on-going work.”
As Executive Director, Getty will work directly with Chair Rongen and ISRB board members for policy development, decision-making and program implementation for all Board matters. The Executive Director provides strategic leadership for the agency by working with the Chair and board members to establish long-range goals, set strategic direction and priorities.
“I have been proud to be a part of the ISRB’s mission to make informed decisions that are essential to public safety over the last decade,” said Getty. “The ISRB has been diligent in our work to implement research-based best correctional practices. The ISRB staff are bright and compassionate individuals that approach their work with integrity, and I am honored to have the opportunity to support this outstanding team in my new role.”
Since joining the ISRB, Getty has represented the Board and provided valuable input in committees, work groups, and trainings within DOC, as well as with various stakeholders and legislative groups. She has been credited with being instrumental in implementing the ‘Miller Fix’ procedures within the Board after that law passed in 2014. ‘Miller Fix’ is a statute that creates the right to a parole hearing after twenty years for people who committed crimes as children. Getty holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pacific Lutheran University.