HB 1775 - DIGEST

Requires the office of homeless youth prevention and protection programs to administer funding for two receiving center programs for commercially sexually exploited youth, one west and one east of the Cascade mountains.

Authorizes a law enforcement officer who takes a juvenile into custody and believes that the juvenile may be the victim of sexual exploitation, to transport the youth to an evaluation and treatment facility, including the receiving centers, for an evaluation for behavioral health treatment, including minor-initiated treatment, parent-initiated treatment, or involuntary treatment.

Requires the commercially sexually exploited children statewide coordinating committee to compile data on the number of juveniles taken into custody under RCW 43.185C.260 (section 7 of this act).