Public Safety Review Panel

The Washington State legislature established the Public Safety Review Panel (PSRP) in 2010, Chapter 263, Laws of 2010, to independently assess and provide advice to the Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and to the courts, regarding potential risk to public safety related to the proposed Conditional Release or Final Discharge of patients found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) committed to Western State Hospital (WSH) or Eastern State Hospital (ESH).

In 2013, the legislature expanded the jurisdiction of the PSRP, Chapter 289, Laws of 2013, to include patients civilly committed to WSH or ESH after the court found the criminal defendant not competent to stand trial for a violent offense (RCW 9.94A.030 (54)).


Contact for Information or Questions about the PSRP

If you are seeking information or have questions about the PSRP, please contact Lisa Wolph, Program Manager of the Public Safety Review Panel by Phone: 360-902-7804 or Email:

Or send mail to the following address:

Lisa Wolph
Program Manger, Public Safety Review Panel
Department of Social and Health Services
PO Box 45021
Olympia, WA 98504-5021

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