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Washington State Institute for Public Policy

Washington State Aggression Replacement Training (WSART) Evaluation

In 2018, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, in conjunction with the Community Juvenile Accountability Act (CJAA) Oversight Committee, contracted with WSIPP to evaluate one current CJAA program with respect to its impact on criminal recidivism. After consultation with WSIPP, CJAA selected Washington State Aggression Replacement Training (WSART) as the focus of the current evaluation. The evaluation will assess the impact of participation in WSART on the recidivism outcomes for moderate- and high-risk youth involved with the juvenile justice system.

The report is due June 30, 2019.
Lauren Knoth, (360) 664-9805

Exclusive Adult Jurisdiction

The 2018 Washington State Legislature directed WSIPP to assess the impact of changes to the Juvenile Justice Act, as outlined in E2SSB 6160. To the extent possible, the study should include impacts to community safety, racial disproportionality, recidivism, state expenditures, and youth rehabilitation.

A preliminary report is due to the legislature by December 1, 2023 with a final report due December 1, 2031.
Lauren Knoth, (360) 664-9805 View Legislation