Special Commitment Center Ombud

The ombuds form is used to report issues related to residents or detainees of the Special Commitment Center facilities. If you meet these requirements, please fill out the SCC Ombuds Complaint form online and you will receive a response within 3-7 days. If you are in crisis, please do not fill out this form. For help in a crisis, call 988 or visit the 988 webpage.

Send your written request to:

SCC Ombuds
1115 S Washington Street
MS  45115
Olympia WA 98504-5153

Phone: (253) 719-4257
Email: SCCOmbuds@dshs.wa.gov

What is the SCC Ombuds?

The Special Commitment Center Ombuds conducts independent, neutral reviews of program conformance with internal policies in the care, control and treatment of residents at the SCC.

The Ombuds investigates complaints related to residents’ health, safety, welfare and rights.

The Ombuds identifies systemic issues and makes recommendations for change or improvement.

The Ombuds monitors and ensures compliance of the SCC with relevant statutes, rules and policies regarding the treatment of residents in the care and control of this facility.

See WAC 388-881-030 for more information on the SCC Ombuds service.