Washington State Programs
In addition to King County Criminal Justice Initiatives, there are two state funded programs managed by King County, serving individuals who are due to be released from a Washington State Prison and who are designated as eligible by a formal certification process. The Offender Reentry Community Safety Program (ORCSP) program serves individuals identified by the state of Washington to be dangerous to self or others due to their mental health diagnosis.
The two King County programs are:
Offender Reentry Community Safety Program (ORCSP) formerly known as the Dangerously Mentally Ill Offender Program (DMIO)
Forensic Integrated Reentry Support and Treatment (FIRST) formerly known as Mentally Ill Offender-Community Transition Program (MIO-CTP or 6002 Program).
Personnel within the Department of Corrections identify eligible individuals who are incarcerated and refer them to a Washington State Review Committee for the ORCSP program, or the local community review team for the FIRST program. Once approved by either committee, King County’s designated local mental health providers engage eligible or designated individuals in pre-release treatment services and continue to provide services after the individual is released from prison.