Regional Peacekeepers collective

King County Executive, Dow Constantine and the King County Board of Health have declared June 4th, 2021 as King County Regional Community Safety and Well-being Day  in recognition of the rising rates of gun violence in this region and the launch of a pilot program called the King County Regional Peacekeepers Collective (RPKC).

To commemorate the declarations and launch, the Regional Peacekeepers Collective is hosting two community events to increase awareness and provide community…Continue reading Regional Peacekeepers collective

National conference selects King County as site of annual conference, spotlights Zero Youth Detention

Each year, the Annie E. Casey Foundation hosts a national conference for the over 300 jurisdictions in 40 states that have signed on to implement its Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). This year, the conference was hosted in King County, from October 16-18, in part to showcase the work of King County’s Zero Youth DetentionContinue reading National conference selects King County as site of annual conference, spotlights Zero Youth Detention

Join Us: Juvenile Justice Panel Discussion

On Thursday, October 3, the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County will host a panel discussion on juvenile legal reform in King County. Panelists include Zero Youth Detention Director Derrick Wheeler-Smith, Zac Davis from Best Starts for Kids Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline Program, Jason Clark from Northwest Credible Messengers, Nick Straley fromContinue reading Join Us: Juvenile Justice Panel Discussion