Washington State Center for Court Research The Washington State Center for Court Research (WSCCR) is the primary source of research support for the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). Established in 2004, they provide application research for judges, clerks, offenders, victims and legal advocates. Their work with the Institute is developing and ongoing, with recent collaborative work surrounding the implementation of the Adult Static Risk Assessment (ASRA) for pre-trial system usage. Additional WSCCR projects and publications can be found at http://www.courts.wa.gov/wsccr.
Washington State Department of Corrections WSU and the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, in collaboration with the Division of Governmental Studies and Services (DGSS), established a partnership with the Washington State Department of Corrections (WADOC). Initially, the partnership began in 2010 with the establishment of a data sharing agreement that allows WSU access to DOC offender data. This agreement extends through 2021 and has been integral in the facilitation of efficient project analysis and grant writing. In 2011, WADOC provided funds to establish the Division’s data analyst position, with the sole purpose of furthering the joint goals and research projects of the Institute and WADOC. Since the initial agreement, the partnership has resulted in several publications, reports, and funded projects (see Projects and Publications pages for more details).
Global Institute of Forensic Research WSICJ has partnered with the Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) to successfully promote the efficient use of risk-needs assessments for practitioners. GIFR specializes in providing cutting-edge research, training, and software solutions to mental health, correctional, and legal professionals working in both general care and forensic settings around the world.
Partners for Our Children (POC) POC works to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families in Washington State, especially those touched by the child welfare system. As part of the School of Social Work at the University of Washington, they work closely with the Washington State Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS) and private philanthropy to provide evidence to improve child welfare practice and policy. Recently, POC has partnered with WSICJ to evaluate the the Family & Offender Sentencing Alternative Program (FOSA) and the Community Parenting Alternative (CPA). These WADOC programs seek to release parents to the community in an effort to preserve families while one or more parents are incarcerated.