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Sex Offender Policy Board

In 2008, the legislature passed SSB 6596 to create the Sex Offender Policy Board (SOPB). The Legislature's intent was to promote a coordinated and integrated response to sex offender management and create an entity to respond to issues that arise, such as integrating state and federal laws in a way that enhances the state's interest in protecting the community with an emphasis on public safety.

As with the original Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5891, effective July 1, 2011, directs the Sentencing Guidelines Commission (SGC) to establish and maintain SOPB. The Board is assigned a wide variety of duties that range from conducting individual case reviews to undertaking projects that inform policy related to sex offenders.

About the Sex Offender Policy Board

What the SOPB does, what our policies are, and how to request public records from us.


Committees created by the SOPB, including Benchmarks Committee, Sex Offenders in the Community Committee, and the Registration and Community Notification Committee.


Names of our board members and organizations they represent.


Upcoming meeting information and documents from past meetings.


The board has been convened by the Senate Human Services, Reentry and Rehabilitation Committee to address several questions regarding juvenile sex offenders.


Publications produced by the board, including recommendations for sex offender management, reports to the Legislature, specfic case reviews, and mapping both the adult and juvenile pre-sentence and post-sentence sex offender repsonse system.

Resources and information on sex offender management

Information on sex offender registration (in both English and Spanish), sealing ecords of conviction, federal laws related to sex offender registration and notification, and research related to sex offenders in Washington.

Resources for survivors of sexual assault

Links to state and national organizations supporting surivors of sexiual assault.

2018 Sex Offender Management Conference

Presentations and materials from the 2018 conference.

2017 Sex Offender Management Conference

Presentations and materials from the 2017 conference.