May the department waive, modify or adjust the debt owed by a convicted offender?

Yes, the department may consider the following issues in the decision. The list is not inclusive.
(1) Justice:
(a) Gravity of the criminal offense;
(b) History of criminal convictions;
(c) Type of crime;
(d) Circumstances surrounding the criminal act;
(e) Sentence imposed by the court.
(2) Well-being of the victim:
(a) Extent of injury to victim;
(b) Safety of victim;
(c) Dependency of the victim on the offender;
(d) Recovery of victim.
(3) Rehabilitation of the individual:
(a) Attempts at rehabilitation;
(b) Employment status;
(c) Ability to pay.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 7.68.030, 7.68.120. WSR 00-03-056, § 296-30-120, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 51.36.010, 7.68.030, 51.04.020 (1) and (4), 51.04.030, 7.68.080 and 7.68.120. WSR 97-02-090, § 296-30-120, filed 12/31/96, effective 1/31/97. Statutory Authority: Chapter 7.68 RCW. WSR 86-01-028 (Order 85-37), § 296-30-120, filed 12/11/85.]
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