Rehabilitation Administration

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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) has moved

If you are looking for individualized employment services and counseling to people with disabilities, technical assistance and training for people with disabilities, our Division of Vocational Rehabilitation has moved to a new location.  Take me to the new DVR location.

What We Do

Juvenile Rehabilitation

Juvenile Rehabilitation (JR) (formerly called JRA) serves Washington State's highest-risk youth. Youth may be committed to JR custody by any county juvenile court. The juvenile courts follow prescribed sentencing guidelines to determine which youth will be committed to JR. These youth typically have committed many lower-level offenses or have committed a serious crime.

Office of Juvenile Justice

The Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) is the designated office within DSHS that is responsible for monitoring Washington State’s compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.  Additionally, OJJ provides staff support to the Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice (WA-PCJJ).

The WA-PCJJ’s mission is to promote partnerships and innovations that improve outcomes for juvenile offenders and their victims, to build family and community capacity to prevent delinquency, and to provide analysis and expertise to state and local policymakers.  The WA-PCJJ provides grant opportunities, training, technical assistance, and research regarding best practices supporting system improvement within the juvenile justice system.

Special Commitment Center

The Special Commitment Center Program (SCC), operated by the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), provides a specialized mental health treatment program for civilly committed sex offenders who have completed their prison sentences.

The civil commitment process is under the authority of the superior court in the county where an individual was previously convicted of sex crimes. Only sex offenders whom the court finds to meet the legal definition of a sexually violent predator may be civilly committed to the SCC.

Public safety is the central purpose of the Community Protection Act of 1990. In each of its facilities, the SCC Program employs a variety of stringent public safety and security measures to provide for the community's safety

Strategic Plan

2015 - 2017 Rehabilitation Administration Strategic Plan


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