Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) policies that apply to Victim Services.
- DOC Policy 350.500 End of Sentence Review/Sexually Violent Predator Civil Commitment
- DOC Policy 390.300 Victim Services
- DOC Policy 390.350 Facilitated Communication Between Victims and Offenders
- DOC Policy 450.300 Visits for Offenders
Per policy, victims may not visit the inmate unless otherwise specified.
Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) forms relating to Victim Services that may be applicable.
Below are state laws (RCWs) that apply to and/or relate to Victim Services.
Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
- RCW 4.24.5501 Sex offenders and kidnapping offenders – Release of information to public – Web site.
This RCW states the agency may disclose, upon request, relevant, necessary, and accurate information to any victim or witness to the offense.
- RCW 7.68 Victims of Crimes – Compensation, Assistance
- RCW 7.69 Crime Victims, Survivors, and Witnesses
- RCW 7.69A Child Victims and Witnesses
RCW 7.69B Child Victims and Witnesses – Dependent Persons
Dependent persons who are victims.
- RCW 7.92 Jennifer Paulson Stalking Protection Order Act
Stalking protection orders.
- RCW 7.90.130 Sexual Assault Protection Orders – Contents
Sexual assault protection orders
- RCW 9.94A.750 Restitution
Restitution procedures are outlined.
- RCW 10.14 Harassment
Procedures for various types of protective orders from harassment.
- RCW 26.5 Domestic Violence Prevention
Domestic violence protection orders.
- RCW 72.09.095 Transfer of funds to department of labor and industries for crime victims' compensation.
This RCW states each year the department shall transfer twenty-five percent of the total annual revenues and receipts received in each institutional betterment fund subaccount to the department of labor and industries for the purpose of providing direct benefits to crime victims through the crime victims' compensation program as outlined in chapter 7.68 RCW.
- RCW 72.09.340 Supervision of sex offenders – Public safety – Policy for release plan evaluation and approval – Implementation, publicizing, notice – Rejection of residence locations of felony sex offenders of minor victims – Notice – Supervised visitation considerations.
This RCW states in making all discretionary decisions regarding release plans for and supervision of sex offenders, the department shall set priorities and make decisions based on an assessment of public safety risks.
- RCW 72.09.710 Drug offenders – Notice of release or escape.
This RCW states at the earliest possible date, and in no event later than ten days before release except in the event of escape or emergency furloughs, the Department shall send written notice...
- RCW 72.09.712 Prisoner escape, parole, release, community custody or reentry center placement, or furlough – Notification procedures.
Section 1 of RCW 72.09.712 pertains to the notification procedures.
- RCW 72.09.713 Prisoner escape, parole, release, community custody or reentry center placement, or furlough – Notice of reentry center placement.
This RCW addresses the work-release placement notification procedures.
- RCW 72.09.714 Prisoner escape, release, or furlough – Homicide, violent, and sex offenses – Rights of victims and witnesses.
This RCW states the Department of Corrections shall provide victims and witnesses of homicide, violent and sex offenses, a statement of victims and witnesses rights to request and receive notification.
- RCW 72.09.716 Prisoner escape, release, or furlough – Requests for notification.
This RCW states that requests for notification under RCW 72.09.712 shall be made by sending a written request by certified mail directly to the Department of Corrections.
- RCW 72.09.718 Prisoner escape, release, or furlough – Notification as additional requirement.
The notification requirements of RCW 72.09.712 are in addition to any requirements in RCW 43.43.745 or other law.
- RCW 72.09.720 Prisoner escape, release, or furlough – Consequences of failure to notify.
Civil liability shall not result from failure to provide notice unless the failure is the result of gross negligence.
- RCW 72.68.045 Transfer to out-of-state institution – Notice to victims.
If the secretary transfers any inmate to an institution in another state after March 22, 2000, the secretary shall, prior to the transfer, review the records of victims registered with the department.
Below are Department of Corrections (DOC) publications that apply to Victim Services.
- Accountability Letter Bank Infographic 500-BR0001
- Victim Services Program 500-BR003
- Programa de Servicios para Víctimas 500-BR003s
Posters & Infographics
- Accountability Letter Banks 100-PO026
Guides & Handbooks
- Accountability Letter Bank: A Writing Guide 500-IG005
An information guide provided to inmates interested in participating in the Accountability Letter Bank program.
- Victim Services Program Handbook 300-HA003
A handbook developed by the Victim Services Program (VSP) to help victims and survivors better understand the department and how VSP can help.
- Address Confidentiality Program (SOS)
- Crime Victims Compensation Program (L&I)
- Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA)
- Crime Victim Resource Guide (OCVA)
- Victim/Witness Notification Program (DSHS)
- Inmate Search (DOC)
- Secretary's Warrant for Arrest (DOC)
- U.S. Immigration Victim Notification Program (ICE)
- WA Victim Notification Network (WA VINE)