Superior Court Statistical Reporting Manual
In juvenile offender cases, there may be multiple charges and more than one count of any given charge. These charges may be filed on the original information initiating a case, or may be added by amending the information.
This statistical reporting category seeks to account for every charge and count on the final information filed using the offense reporting categories. These charges and counts are reported in the month in which the case is resolved. Only those charges with result codes on the final information filed will be included in caseload statistics.
Final counts transferred from the court to another jurisdiction for adjudication.
Final counts for which a respondent has been granted continued prosecution, with the final outcome of the charge(s) still pending. See Continued Prosecution on page 8-12.
Final counts dismissed.
Final counts for which a respondent has pleaded guilty or been found guilty.
Final counts for which a respondent has been acquitted or found not guilty.
Record the result code “N” for each non-charge entry (i.e., local ordinances and other non-criminal law table entries). Non-charge results are not reported in the caseload statistics. However, it is important to record the “N” result code so that information on the Defendant Case History screen can be interpreted correctly. See Results for Non-Charges on page 8-7.
The receiving county should enter the result code “TR” for charges in cases transferred after adjudication for sentencing or for court-ordered supervision. These results are not reported in the caseload statistics. However, it is important to record the “TR” result code so that information on the Defendant Cast History screen can be interpreted correctly. See Incoming Transfers for Sentencing and Incoming Transfers for Supervision on page 8-6.
5.J. INTERSTATE COMPACT (IC) [Effective 2/19/2013]
The Interstate Company (IC) Charge Result is used to identify cases transferred to Washington from another state under the Interstate Compact Rules for Juveniles. These cases are transferred for probation supervision. A case transferred to a Washington court is a new Juvenile Offender (Case Type 8) case filed with the Juvenile Offender Cass Code TSV (Transfer for Court Ordered Supervision). The case is resolved at filing with UNDS (Uncontested Resolution) and completed with CPFD (Completed when Filed). A non-charge RCW is entered on the Charge Screen with IC entered as the Result Code.
Charges vacated pursuant to RCW 9.94A.230. See Vacation of Conviction on page 8-12.
Deferred Disposition – Continued prosecution (deferred adjudication) for juvenile offenders (RCW 13.40.125) was repealed effective July 1, 1997 (i.e., continued prosecution is no longer an option for juvenile offender cases involving charges with violation dates after July 1, 1997.) However, Chapter 13.40 (RCW 13.40.127) was amended to provide for deferred dispositions with juvenile offenders.
The resolution code DDSP (Deferred Disposition) should be entered at the time the deferred disposition is granted rather than waiting until the deferment period is completed. These resolution codes should not be changed regardless of the outcome of the period of supervision. When a case is resolved with a deferred disposition, all charges subject to that agreement should receive a guilty (G) result code. Upon compliance with the conditions of supervision and vacation of the conviction by the court, each pertinent guilty result code should be changed to reflect the dismissal (D) charge outcome. If successful compliance is not obtained, then the guilty result code reflects the appropriate outcome for criminal history reporting.
Continued Prosecution - Continued prosecution (deferred adjudication) for juvenile offenders (RCW 13.40.125) was repealed effective July 1, 1997. Therefore, continued prosecution should not be used for cases involving charges with violation dates after July 1, 1997. However, it remains an option for cases involving violation dates before July of 1997. See Deferred Disposition on page 8-11.
In these cases, place a pending result code next to each charge with this status. This will indicate that the charge is still pending an outcome. If the charge is later dismissed because the juvenile respondent successfully met the conditions of continued prosecution, overwrite the pending result code with a "D" (dismissed) result code. Do not change the result code unless a formal order dismissing the charges has been filed. The combination of the dismissed result code, in conjunction with the "CTOP" (continued prosecution) resolution code will document that the charge was continued and later dismissed.
If prosecution is resumed do not change the "CTOP" resolution code; simply overwrite the "P" result code with the appropriate result code (i.e., "G," "NG," or "D"). This will indicate that the charge was originally continued, but prosecution was resumed.
A case which still has a pending result code should not be considered completed until the pending charge has been formally dismissed, or prosecution has resumed and a new outcome for the pending charge has been determined. When no charge remains in a pending status, the completion code "JODF" (judgment, order, or decree filed) and date of the formal order can be recorded to show that the case has been completed.
Vacation of Conviction – RCW 9.94A.230 states that every offender who has been discharged under RCW 9.94A.220 may apply to the sentencing court for a vacation of the offender’s record of conviction. If an order to vacate a conviction pursuant to RCW 9.94A.230 is issued, you should do the following.
(1) Change the result code for each charge covered by the order to “V” (Vacated Conviction -- Pursuant to RCW 9.94A.230).
(2) If there are no remaining guilty counts for the defendant, then change the defendant resolution code to “VOC” (Vacation of Conviction), and change the associated defendant resolution date to reflect the date of the order. (The defendant (DEF) resolution code and date are entered on the Charge Screen.) In multiple-defendant cases, only change the defendant resolution code for the defendants who have received the post-conviction vacation. [Note that for single-defendant cases, the only instance in which you do have to enter the defendant resolution code is for these rare cases in which there is a vacation of conviction pursuant to RCW 9.94A.230.]
(3) If there are no remaining guilty counts for any of the defendants, then change the case resolution code to “STCL” (Statistical Completion). (The case resolution code and date are entered on the Basic Screen.) Do not change the case resolution date. If there are remaining guilty counts for any defendant, then let then let the original case resolution code stand.
Note that vacated convictions are not reported in the caseload statistics.
(1) Use one of the methods to record an amended information, as outlined in the SCOMIS Operator's Manual. On the SCOMIS charge screen, adjacent to the "----------" in the description field type "ORALLY AMENDED IN COURT" and record the date in the "INFO/VIOL DATE" field. Revise the charge record(s) to correspond to the orally amended charge(s).
(2) Add the orally amended charge(s) to the existing current information on the SCOMIS charge screen. In the RCW field type "NOTE", and in the description field type "ORALLY AMENDED IN COURT."
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