November 2021 Bar Bulletin
Seattle (September 23, 2021) — The Seattle Municipal Court (SMC) thanks the Office of the City Auditor (OCA) for its thorough and thoughtful review of SMC Probation, a post-adjudication jail alternative in which counselors are paired with clients to support them as they meet court-
ordered obligations. SMC participated in OCA’s assessment, released earlier today, with transparency, full cooperation and concurs with the auditor’s 14 recommendations.
“SMC shares a goal with OCA, to ensure that probation is not contributing to racial disparities present in our criminal legal system and that probation results in successful outcomes for everyone” said Assistant...