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Special Commitment Program - Dept of Social and Health Services

RCW 71.09

The Special Commitment Center (SCC) program of the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) was established under the authority of Chapter 71.09 RCW, the Community Protection Act, to provide for the detainment and civil commitment of persons found to meet the statutory definition of a sexually violent predator. SCC strives to provide rehabilitation services for residents, create pathways for their future, and maintain community safety. The SCC operates the Total Confinement Facility on McNeil Island for up to 300 residents, and two less-restrictive residential facilities called Secure Community Transition Facilities (SCTF). The SCTFs house up to 30 SCC residents who have progressed in treatment and have received court-ordered conditional releases to less-restrictive alternative placements. The two SCTFs are located on McNeil Island and in Seattle. The SCC also has case management responsibilities for SCC residents who have received court-ordered conditional releases to their family homes or a contracted 24-hour supervised residential program.

Agency Mission

To transform lives by creating pathways to self sufficiency through effective rehabilitation services and meaningful partnerships.
Request 114,205,000
Net change from current biennium 44,418,081 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 63.6% Increase

Program Level Summary

Fund Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
General Fund - Federal 9,810
General Fund - State 42,237,442 46,202,000 20,434,609 54,633,000 54,992,000
Pension Funding Stabilization Account - State 2,568,000 572,500 2,290,000 2,290,000
Information Technology Investment Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 12,518
Annual Total 42,249,960 48,770,000 21,016,919 56,923,000 57,282,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
7,444,601 10.0% (11,953,041) (14.6%) 44,418,081 63.6%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 377.4 429.5 440.1 449.4 448.8