The Institute’s mission is to carry out practical, non-partisan research—at legislative direction—on issues of importance to Washington State. Current areas of staff expertise include: education, criminal justice, welfare, children and adult services, health, utilities, and general government. The Institute also collaborates with faculty in public and private universities and contracts with other experts to extend our capacity for studies on diverse topics.
Criminal justice reports include titles such as:
- "What Works" in Community Supervision: Interim Report
- Return on Investment: Evidence-Based Options to Improve Statewide Outcomes - July 2011 Update - 2011
- Competency to Stand Trial and Conditional Release Evaluations: Current and Potential Role of Forensic Assessment Instruments
- Washington State Recidivism Trends: Adult Offenders Released From Prison (1990 – 2006)
- WSIPP’s Benefit-Cost Tool for States: Examining Policy Options in Sentencing and Corrections