Katherine Hurley, a King County public defender, speaking with a client

King County Juvenile Court changes to cut detention bookings by as much as 250 a year

King County Superior Court is making changes this month that could reduce juvenile detention bookings by as much as 250 a year. The Court is doing that by making two significant changes to divert more youth away from detention and to continue a more than decade-long decline in the use of juvenile detention.Continue reading King County Juvenile Court changes to cut detention bookings by as much as 250 a year

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