For purposes of this chapter, the following words have the following meanings:
"Appeals panel" means three reviewing officers designated by the chair of the board or their designee with the authority to review decisions made by a board member or hearing officer, and to affirm, reverse, or modify decisions and sanctions in accordance with RCW 9.95.435
"Board" means the members of the indeterminate sentence review board.
"Community corrections officer (CCO)" means an employee of the department of corrections responsible for carrying out specific duties concerning the supervision of sentenced offenders and monitoring of sentence conditions.
"Community custody" means that portion of an offender's sentence served in the community subject to controls placed on the offender's movement and activities by the board and supervised by the department of corrections. Offenders supervised on "community custody board" placement are those who have been sentenced under RCW 9.94A.712
"Department" means department of corrections.
"Electronically" when used in reference to submission of documents to the board, means via facsimile, electronic mail or other generally accepted electronic means.
"Graduated sanction system" means structured incremental responses designed to reduce risk to the public, effectively intervene in noncompliant behavior, where possible, repair harm to the community, and make efficient use of limited state resources. Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, work release; home detention with electronic monitoring; work crew; community restitution; inpatient treatment; daily reporting; curfew; educational or counseling sessions; supervision enhanced through electronic monitoring; or any other sanctions available in the community; or, may include suspension or revocation of the release to community custody.
"Hearing officer" means a member, employee, or designee of the indeterminate sentence review board authorized to preside over community custody board violation hearings.
"Offender" means any person in the custody of or subject to the jurisdiction of the board.
"On-site desk" means the board's designee that receives notice of violations of community custody board conditions and schedules violation hearings.
"Presiding officer" means a member, employee or designee of the board authorized to act as a hearing officer to preside over community custody board violation hearings.
"Probable cause" means a determination, made by a hearing officer, that there is cause to believe a violation has occurred.
"Stipulated agreement" means an agreement between the offender and the board in which the offender admits violations and agrees to comply with intermediate sanctions. For the purposes of this subsection, "intermediate sanction" means board-imposed sanctions that are served in the community rather than total confinement.
"Total confinement" means confinement inside the physical boundaries of a facility or institution operated or utilized under contract by the state or any other unit of government for twenty-four hours a day, to include, but not be limited to, adult correctional facilities, camp and prerelease facilities or a county or municipal jail.
"Victim" means any person who has sustained emotional, psychological, physical, or financial injury to person or property as a result of the criminal conduct of the offender. "Victim" also means a parent or guardian of a victim who is a minor child unless the parent or guardian is the perpetrator of the offense.
"Working day" means Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time, except for holidays observed by the state of Washington.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220
(1)(b). WSR 09-08-109, § 381-100-040, filed 3/31/09, effective 5/1/09.]