Title
Mentally Ill Offenders: Study of the Impact of 2SSB 6214
Report Type Final Report 
Date Published December 2000 
Publication Number 00-9 
Mandate
2SSB 6214
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Abstract

This 1998 measure was passed in response to the fatal stabbing of a retired Seattle firefighter outside the Kingdome by an individual with a history of violent acts and civil commitments.  The Act made changes to the states civil commitment and criminal competency laws.  Overall, this report finds that the Act is seen as having a generally positive, but somewhat limited effect on achieving its goals.  A total of six recommendations are included, relating to: the conduct of criminal competency evaluations; the duration of misdemeanant criminal competency restoration commitments; and ensuring that pertinent information is made available to the various entities that are impacted by the Acts provisions. 

Author(s)
Ron Perry, Project Supervisor
Robert Krell, Analyst
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Number of Pages 42 
Keywords  
Category Human Services