Extraordinary Criminal Justice Costs Act

2021 Petition Process

State reimbursement of aggravated murder case costs is potentially available to counties, pursuant to RCW 43.330.190exitingwebsite.  Counties wishing to request reimbursement must send completed Extraordinary Criminal Justice Costs petitions to the Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) by December 7, 2021.  Supplemental petition information for November and December expenses can be submitted to OPD by January 7, 2022.  OPD will consult with the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs to develop a prioritized funding list for the Legislature.

Contact Gideon Newmark at (360) 586-3164, ext. 105 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions, e-mail preferred.



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