The Office of the Corrections Ombuds (OCO) was created through Second Substitute Bill 1889 of 2018 regular session. It was signed into law by Governor Inslee on March 27, 2018.
For statutory authority and responsibilities, see Chapter 43.06C RCW
The Mission and Values of the Office of the Corrections Ombuds
The values of the Office of the Corrections Ombuds (OCO) are:
Dignity: We recognize the dignity of all persons.
Impartiality: We are neutral, independent, and unbiased in our work.
Confidentiality: We respect and protect the information entrusted to us.
Integrity: We are honest, ethical, and dedicated to our work.
Promoting Public Awareness: We create systemic reform by publishing reports that influence change and outcomes.