The Mentally Ill Offender Community Transition Program (MIOCTP) was established by the Washington State legislature in 1998. The program is targeted at individuals whose mental illnesses are seen as instrumental in their offenses, and who are likely to qualify for and benefit from publicly supported treatment in the community. The overall goal is to reduce recidivism for these individuals.

The program is targeted at individuals whose mental illnesses are seen as instrumental in their offenses, and who are likely to qualify for and benefit from publicly supported treatment in the community. The overall goal is to reduce recidivism . The program is rated Effective. Participants in the program were less likely to be convicted of any new offense and convicted of felony offenses, compared with the matched comparison group. The difference was statistically significant.

https://www.crimesolutions.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?ID=567
National Institute of Justice
September 25, 2017

Program Profile: Mentally Ill Offender Community Transition Program (Washington) – 2017-09