HB 2025-S2 - DIGEST

Requires the department of corrections to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for cognitive behavioral change programs and reentry specific programs which must prioritize funding for and implementation of programs that: (1) Follow the risk needs responsivity model;

(2) Focus on higher risk offenders, including violent and nonviolent offenders;

(3) Are deemed evidence-based or research-based by the state institute for public policy or Washington State University, or are recognized in a nationally observed repository, including the national institute of justice, national institute of corrections, or the substance abuse and mental health services administration's national registry of evidence-based programs and practices; and

(4) Have measurable outcomes including reducing recidivism and readmissions to correctional institutions below current levels.