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What Defenders Need to Know About SSOSA: Eligibility to Practicality for your Client and the Court in Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative Resolutions
Attorneys representing adults charged with sex crimes need know about seeking sentencing alternatives under RCW 9.94A.670. Commonly called SSOSA (Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative), Public Defender will understand the eligibility requirements for SSOSA from selecting a sex offender treatment provider to complete a psycho-sexual evaluation to the statutory factors that must be met. SSOSAs also require clients to be under the supervision of the Department of Corrections (DOC) up to life. A discussion around the practicality of sometimes up to lifetime supervision will be explored, especially with clients experiencing mental health diagnoses or developmental delays. Finally, there will be a discussion around indigent clients and the financial barriers, such as payment for sex offender treatment, that exist when seeing a SSOSA sentence. Presented by Natalie Finlay-Wolf with the Law Offices of Amy Muth.

To register, email wda@defensenet.org with “SSOSA” in the subject line. 1.O Law and Legal Credit has been requested from the WSBA for this program.