We are pleased to announce that Public Health is now accepting applications for the position, Project Director, Zero Youth Detention. The King County Executive recently released the Road Map to Zero Youth Detention outlining strategies and actions to limit or avoid legal system involvement for youth, improve community safety, and restore youth in crisis on the path to well-being. Reporting to the Director of Public Health — Seattle & King County, the Project Director leads implementation of the Road Map through focusing on racial justice, developing credible relationships with communities, and organizing partnerships across legal and other systems that create lasting change.
More information including the job description and application are found here.
There is no application closing date in order to prioritize finding the best candidates, however the first review of applications will begin on January 29th.
The success of this position is based on the understanding that the best outcomes will result from true inclusion of the communities most negatively impacted by the legal system, with strong partnerships with system allies, and through transparency and accountability. This position assures the experiences and expertise of families, youth, and employees are incorporated at all stages of Zero Youth Detention implementation. It also navigates within a complex environment where implementing many strategies involve organizations that are independent of King County government such as school districts, state agencies, and municipal police agencies.