The Family and Offender Sentencing Alternative: Our Most Under-Utilized Tool in the War on Crime
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The Family and Offender Sentencing Alternative: Our Most Under-Utilized Tool in the War on Crime

WHAT IS A PARENTING SENTENCING ALTERNATIVE?  In 2010, the Washington State Legislature Passed SSB 6639, creating what is called the Parenting Sentencing Alternative.  The law allows some nonviolent offenders who are parents of minor children the opportunity to either (1) avoid going to prison or (2) transfer from incarceration in order to parent their children….