Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

The Attorney General's Office manages several task forces to assist the office in carrying out important initiatives.

Active Groups

Completed Groups

Tipline Advisory Committee  
Washington State Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People Task Force  

Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Statewide Coordinating Committee

Hate Crime Advisory Working Group

Office of Military & Veteran Legal Assistance Advisory Committee

Senate Bill 6360 Work Group

Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Best Practices Advisory Group

Youth Safety and Well-being Statewide Reporting Tool Work Group

Sexual Assault Coordinated Community Response Task Force

Law Enforcement Data Collection Advisory Group

Organized Retail Crime Theft Task Force  
Sunshine Committee  

 

ACTIVE GROUPS

Tipline Advisory Committee – 2021 - 2022

Pursuant to ESSB 5092 (127) (17) (a) the Tipline Advisory Committee advises the Office of the Attorney General as it develops processes for risk assessment, threat assessment, referral and follow-up, data retention, and confidentiality of the Tipline Program. For more information, visit the Tipline Advisory Committee page. 


Washington State Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People Task Force

The Washington State Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People (MMIW/P) Task Force will assess systemic causes behind the high rate of disappearances and murders of indigenous women and people. The team will support the 21-member task force, and produce two reports to the Governor and Legislature in August 2022 and June 2023 to report the task force’s findings. The task force will include tribes and tribal organizations, as well as state and local policy makers.


Commercially Sexually Exploited Children Statewide Coordinating Committee2013-2023

Pursuant to House Bill 1832 and codified in RCW 7.68.801, the Attorney General’s Office convenes the Coordinating Committee to improve protections for exploited youth by examining local and regional practices and incidence data.  For more information, visit https://www.atg.wa.gov/commercially-sexually-exploited-children-statewide-coordinating-committee.


Office of Military & Veteran Legal Assistance Advisory Committee2017 to present

Pursuant to Substitute House Bill 1055 and codified in RCW 43.10.292, the Attorney General’s Office convenes the Advisory Committee to provide advice and assistance to the Office of Military & Veteran Legal Assistance regarding program design, operations, volunteer recruitment and support strategies, service delivery objectives and priorities, and funding. For more information, visit https://www.atg.wa.gov/omvla-advisory-committee.


Sexual Assault Coordinated Community Response Task Force – 2020-2022

Pursuant to Substitute Senate Bill 6158, the Attorney General’s Office convenes the Task Force to develop best practice protocols for coordinated community responses to sexual assault survivors beginning with their arrival at a hospital or clinic.

Meeting

 

Previous Meeting Minutes

Annual Reports


Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Best Practices Advisory Group  – 2019-2021

Pursuant to Second Substitute House Bill 1166 and codified in RCW 43.10.800, the Attorney General’s Office convenes the Advisory Group to reduce the number of untested sexual assault kits in Washington and to review best practice models for managing all aspects of sexual assault investigations.

Meeting

  • Sexual Assault Forensic Examination (SAFE) Best Practices Advisory Group Meeting
  • Wednesday, July 27, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Agenda
  • Click here to join the Zoom meeting
  • Meeting ID: 894 4179 4760
  • Passcode: 769715

Previous Meeting Minutes

Annual Reports

 


Organized Retail Crime Theft Task Force – 2022

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the creation of a statewide Organized Retail Crime Theft Task Force in June 2022. The Task Force will improve coordination and collaboration among law enforcement agencies to address these multi-jurisdictional crimes that endanger employees and cause significant economic harm to our state. If you have any questions please reach out to Jamie Tugenberg, Policy Analyst, Jamie.tugenberg@atg.wa.gov.


Sunshine Committee2007 to present

Pursuant to Substitute Senate Bill 5435, the Attorney General’s Office convenes the Committee to review all exemptions to the Public Disclosure Act.  For more information, visit https://www.atg.wa.gov/sunshine-committee.

 


 

COMPLETED GROUPS

Hate Crime Advisory Working Group – 2019-2020

Pursuant to Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1732 and codified in RCW 43.10.300, the Attorney General’s Office convened the Advisory Working Group to develop strategies to raise awareness of and enhance responses to hate crimes and hate incidents. 

Final Report


Senate Bill 6360 Work Group – 2016-2017

Pursuant to Substitute Senate Bill 6360, the Attorney General's Office convened a work group to provide input on the development of a unified and affordable payment plan for statewide consolidation of an individual's traffic-based financial obligations imposed by courts of limited jurisdiction.

Final Report

Cover Letter

Appendix A (Work Group Perspectives), Appendix B (County Profiles & Locations of Failure to Appear Suspensions)


Youth Safety and Well-being Statewide Reporting Tool Work Group – 2019-2020

Pursuant to Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1109 Section 134(14), the 2019 Operating Budget, the Attorney General’s Office convened the Work Group to study and make a proposal for the implementation of a 24-hour statewide hotline or app for receiving reports and other information related to youth safety and well-being. 

Final Report

 


 

Law Enforcement Data Collection Advisory Group

Pursuant to Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 5259, the Attorney General’s Office convened the Law Enforcement Data Collection Advisory Group to help the Office design and develop the statewide law enforcement data collection program to promote openness, transparency and accountability.

Member List

Status

The Advisory Group’s unanimous recommendations were approved by the Attorney General.

The Attorney’s General Office will engage in a competitive procurement to contract with an institution of higher education to implement the statewide program. The forthcoming Request for Proposals will encourage collaboration with other public and private institutions, businesses, and organizations with significant expertise and experience in collecting, tracking, and reporting data on law enforcement interactions with the public.

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