Current Reporting Period
The data reported, October through December
2009, reflects the most current information available.
The change in re-offense rate is a result
of the implementation of ESSB 5288 in July 2009 that decreased the categories
of offenders, by crime and risk, eligible for supervision.
Criminal behavior is reduced by providing a continuum of services
Engaging the offender and family members /sponsors in the
Utilizing supervision strategies based on risk and behavior
Addressing individual needs by participating in targeted programs
Change in criminal thinking and behavior is a long term investment
that is measured over time.
Trends of Re-offense by Offenders While on Community
- The Department has revised its reporting
criteria to better reflect the rate of re-offense. In past forums,
the Department reported those offenders who re-offended within the 3-month
window past the reporting period. Extending the reporting period to
6-months allow time to process the re-offense through the justice system
and to more accurately report the re-offenses/crimes that occurred.
- For example, in February 20, 2008 Forum,
the Department reported a 7% (or 2,039 offenses) re-offense rate for the
period April through June 2007 using the 3-month window. For that
same period, using the 6-month window, the re-offense rate is 10% (3,197