Q & A with Restorative Justice Leader Polly Davis

The County’s Restorative Mediation pilot, which Polly Davis closely coordinated with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and King County Superior Court to develop, includes youth co-mediators from another restorative justice program Davis has helped develop at Garfield High School in Seattle’s Central District. We asked her about the Restorative Mediation pilot and where she thinks the program is headed.Continue reading Q & A with Restorative Justice Leader Polly Davis

How It Works: Creative Justice

4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, launched the first session of the pilot program earlier this year in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood after months of careful coordination with staff from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and King County Superior Court. A second session just finished in Rainier Valley, and two more will follow this summer and fall in Burien and the Central District.Continue reading How It Works: Creative Justice

King County, community leaders and youth to identify ways to end racial disparity in juvenile justice system

King County Executive Dow Constantine today joined Superior Court Presiding Judge Susan Craighead and members of the King County Council to announce members of a steering committee charged with recommending solutions to a growing racial disparity in the regional juvenile justice system. It is the largest and most diverse group King County has ever assembled to act on juvenile justice issues.Continue reading King County, community leaders and youth to identify ways to end racial disparity in juvenile justice system