What is the Victim/Witness Notification Program?

You or someone close to you may have been the victim of a sexual assault or a violent crime. Information about the location of the person who committed this crime may be reassuring to you.

These people may be in a Washington state psychiatric hospital, a facility for juveniles or the Special Commitment Center for sexual predators.

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has a program to notify victims or witnesses when the persons who committed these crimes are released, transferred, or escape from any DSHS facility.

Victim/Witness Notification is a confidential program. The person who victimized you will not know you are being notified and will not have access to your address or telephone number.

View a list of Eligible Offenses for Victim/Witness Notification.