The King County Zero Youth Detention blog updates you on work the County and its partners are taking on to reduce youth interaction with the juvenile legal system – especially for youth of color who are disproportionately represented in it. Each post highlights the County’s continuous efforts to improve its support of lasting, positive youth development.

This work is the result of careful collaboration between community groups, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and staff at all levels of King County government.

Follow King County Zero Youth Detention here and on Twitter for stories about:

  • New restorative justice and creative justice pilot programs
  • Progress on the County’s Race and Social Justice Assessment and Action Plan
  • Data describing programming impacts, youth detention population, arrests, filings, and more
  • Efforts to root out the causes of racial disparities within the King County juvenile legal system
  • Portraits of community leaders who are improving youth justice programs and practices
  • Efforts to help youth in crisis before they become court-involved
  • Volunteering opportunities and community engagement events