The Juvenile Legal System Family Handbook focuses on helping family and guardians of impacted youth understand and navigate the King County Juvenile Legal System. It also provides links to additional resources and helpful information for community service providers working to support youth and families.Continue reading family guide to navigating the juvenile legal system
On July 9th, Zero Youth Detention (ZYD) published a Request for Proposals (RFP) to provide community-based support for King County youth on Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) and their families.
Safe Futures and Urban League are the two organizations selected. These organizations will work in partnership with Public Health, Seattle and King County (PHSKC) – Zero Youth Detention and our King County legal system partners.Continue reading Community Support Project
Raised by a loving grandmother and grandfather, young Will could never have predicted that just six weeks after his 13th birthday he’d become a ward of the state and spend the rest of his childhood in America’s adult prison system. Continue reading Bridging the Gap Between Community and Systems
The ZYD Roadmap is the County’s strategic plan for not only working to reduce the use of secure detention and electronic home monitoring for youth in King County, but also has launched the County on our journey to end it.Continue reading The Road Map to Zero Youth Detention
As discussed on the ZYD blog earlier this year, there is a definite connection between the commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of children and the juvenile justice system.Continue reading Opportunity for Youth to Get Involved in the Local Anti-Trafficking Movement
ZYD seeks to contract with one or more community-based organization(s) to meet the needs of youth and their families impacted by EHM, as defined by the youth and families. The intended outcome of this project is for youth and family members or guardians to benefit from interventions that are therapeutic, restorative, strengths-based, racially and ethnically affirming and founded on culturally appropriate practices that emphasize healing. Eligible applicants have the opportunity to meet the needs of families on EHM and partner with King County legal system partners and ZYD.Continue reading Community Support for Youth on Electronic Home Monitoring – RFP
The direct effects of increased exposure to violence, police brutality, and systemic racism placed on the Black Community, and a pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color here in King County, continues to be a concern for Black Children and Families. Continue reading Black Mental Health Matters
A message from the Director of Zero Youth Detention:
All human lives matter. That is true. Nevertheless, it is equally true that historically not all lives have been understood to matter or have value. This is precisely why it is of great importance, in this moment, that we do not shy away from this truth or attempt to generalize it. The injustice has been specific and so we must be equally specific in the naming of their lives. Under discouraging and often painful conditions they are struggling to be heard and matter in the way they deserve.
Continue reading Standing together against hate
We updated our Zero Youth Detention Data Dashboard to reflect the number of youth in detention in 2019.Continue reading getting to zero: 2019 king county youth detention data
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month. If you care about juvenile legal reform, you should care about youth trafficking prevention.Continue reading The intersection of commercial sexual exploitation and the juvenile legal system