Why Are We Using a Public Health Approach Towards Eliminating Youth in Detention? 

In November 2017, Executive Dow Constantine wanted King County to rethink how juveniles in the area were being detained. System and community partners came together and devised a “public health approach.”  Zero Youth Detention program director Derrick Wheeler-Smith says addressing youth incarceration is natural fit for Public Health: “Look at the numbers of young people – particularlyContinue reading “Why Are We Using a Public Health Approach Towards Eliminating Youth in Detention? “