The Special Session and Supplemental
budgets may result in the agency having to re-evaluate programming priorities
and targets for future reporting periods.
As a result of reduced funding, Getting it Right and Moral Reconation
Therapy were not contracted for FY12. The emphasis for funding was directed to
Stress and Anger Management.
The contract for the Job Hunter X class
which was reported under the Work Force Readiness program was cut in January of
2011, thus the chart depicts a participation target of zero.
We anticipate seeing an increase in participation
for Correctional Industries (CI) in FY12 due to CI’s management of offender
stores, the operation of shops at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, the opening
of the furniture factory at Stafford Creek Corrections Center and an increase
in demand for food.
In FY 2012, the plan is to revise this measure and other
related re-entry measures from simply reporting program participation and
offender needs as separate efforts into one interrelated measure. The department will target re-entry
programming and treatment based on the offender’s assessed needs combined with
their risk level classification. The
intent is to measure the penetration of evidence-based programming to offenders
with the highest needs and highest likelihood to reoffend. This new approach will inform operations and
program managers if the right offenders are receiving the right programs in
alignment with the research on evidence-based re-entry programs conducted by
the Washington Institute for Public Policy in January 2006. It will also assist agency leaders and
external stakeholders to identify program and treatment gaps as well as support
re-entry investment decisions in the future, with the aim of reducing future crime
and improving public safety.