Sentencing Guidelines Commission
Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission
Originally established under Sentencing Reform Act of 1981, the Sentencing Guidelines Commission was eliminated as an independent agency by ESSB 5891 effective July 1, 2011. On that date:
- The Caseload Forecast Council (CFC) assumed responsibility for the adult felony and juvenile disposition databases, the annual sentencing statistical summaries, and the sentencing manuals.
- The Commission and the Sex Offender Policy Board (SOPB) were established within the Office of Financial Management (OFM) and will serve to advise the governor and the legislature as necessary on issues relating to adult and juvenile sentencing.