Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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

Sunshine Committee

Office of Military & Veteran Legal Assistance Advisory Committee

 


 

Sexual Assault Coordinated Community Response Task Force

The Attorney General’s Office is convening the Sexual Assault Coordinated Community Response Task Force pursuant to Substitute Senate Bill 6158 passed during the 2020 Legislative Session.  The purpose of Task Force is to develop best practice protocols for coordinated community responses to sexual assault survivors beginning with their arrival at a hospital or clinic.

October 15, 2020 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting – see details in agenda

 


 

Youth Safety and Well-being Statewide Reporting Tool Work Group

Pursuant to the 2019 Legislative Operating Budget HB 1109, the Attorney General’s Office was tasked with convening the Youth Safety and Well-being Statewide Reporting Tool Work Group to study and make a proposal for the implementation of a twenty-four-hour statewide hotline or app for receiving reports and other information related to youth safety and well-being. 

The Work Group will hold at least three meetings and submit recommendations to the Legislature by July 31, 2020.The Work Group meetings are open to the public.

When: June 30, 2020, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Video Conference: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/276394485

Phone Conference: +1 (646) 749-3122; Access Code: 276-394-485

Materials: Agenda

Materials from previous  meetings:

 


Hate Crime Advisory Working Group

June 1, 2020 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

You can join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Please click the link below to join live via webcam. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/652922501

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 652-922-501

Agenda

  • 2:00 – 12:15 p.m. — Call to Order
    • Introductions and Establishment of Quorum
    • Review of Agenda and Voting Protocol
    • Questions and Discussion
  • 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. — Review of Law Enforcement & Prosecutorial Proposals
    • Questions and Discussion
  • 12:45 – 1:05 p.m. — Vote: Law Enforcement & Prosecutorial Proposals  
  • 1:05 – 1:35 p.m. — Review of K-12 and Workplace Proposals
    • Questions and Discussion
  • 1:35 – 1:55 p.m. — Vote: K-12 and Workplace Proposals
  • 1:55 – 2:25 p.m. — Review of Statewide Coordination Proposal
    • Questions and Discussion
  • 2:25 – 2:45 p.m. — Vote: Statewide Coordination Proposal
  • 2:45 – 3:00 p.m. — Next Steps and Wrap Up

 


Hate Crime Advisory Working Group

 

This Friday (3/6), there will be a Data Collection & Reporting Subcommittee phone call from 2:30-3:30 pm.

Phone: 1-800-747-5150; PIN: 3893856

 

Tomorrow’s call will focus on three subjects: defining hate incidents in statute, third-party reporting tools (hotlines), and resources for the public on how to report hate crimes. Below you will find materials for the call as well as an agenda.

Materials:

Agenda:

  • Intros – 5 minutes
  • Review of Data Collection & Reporting legislative objectives – 5 minutes
  • Discussion of hate incidents  10 minutes
    • Defining hate incidents
    • Collecting data about hate incidents
  •  Discussion of third-party reporting tools – 10 minutes
    • Learning from other states
    • Considering involvement of community organizations
  • Discussion of information resources for victims – 10 minutes
    • Increasing awareness among the public
  • Closing thoughts/next steps – 5 minutes 

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Pursuant to legislation passed during the 2019 Session, Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1732, the Attorney General’s Office is convening the Advisory Working Group to develop strategies to raise awareness of and enhance responses to hate crimes and hate incidents. 

Appointed by the Governor and the Legislature, Advisory Working Group members represent diverse, multidisciplinary fields and communities. 

The meeting is open to the public.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: 

  • Office of the Attorney General
  • 1250 Pacific Avenue, Suite 105
  • Tacoma, WA 98401

Video Conference: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/509057469

Phone Conference: 1-800-747-5150, Access: 3893802

Materials: Agenda

Materials from previous meetings:

 


Senate Bill 6360 Work Group

Under Senate Bill 6360, the Attorney General's Office "shall convene a work group of stakeholders to provide input and feedback on the development of a plan and program for the efficeint statewide consolidation of an individual's traffic-based financial obligations imposed by courts of limited jurisdiction into a unified and affordable payment plan."

The legislation took effect on June 9, 2016, and it requires the Attorney General's Office to submit a report no later than December 1, 2017.

See below for meeting details for the Work Group:

Date Time Location Agenda
Friday, September 15, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling , Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501   Draft Agenda
Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling , Room 606; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501    Draft Agenda
Friday, July 28, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling , Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501    Draft Agenda
Friday, April 7, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling, Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501    Draft Agenda
Friday, January 6, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling, Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501   

Draft Agenda
Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling, Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501   

Draft Agenda
Thursday, July 28, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling, Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501   

Draft Agenda

Friday, June 17, 2016 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Attorney General's Office; Highways-Licenses Buidling, Room 742; 1125 Washington Street SE; Olympia, WA 98501   

Draft Agenda