Community Support Project

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

The Road Map to Zero Youth Detention

On July 21, 2020, King County Executive, Dow Constantine, committed to eliminating secure detention for youth in King County by 2025. While the commitment to a specific timeline is new, the work to achieve the goal of Zero Youth Detention began in 2017 when King County Executive, Dow Constantine, announced Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Zero Youth Detention Initiative (ZYD).Continue reading The Road Map to Zero Youth Detention

Community Support for Youth on Electronic Home Monitoring – RFP

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

Derrick Wheeler-Smith to serve as Project Director of Zero Youth Detention

Public Health – Seattle & King County is honored to announce that Derrick Wheeler-Smith will lead the County’s ongoing work to achieve Zero Youth Detention. Wheeler-Smith was born and raised in Seattle’s Rainier Valley. He’s dedicated his career to youth development in underserved communities, and has a track record of convening stakeholders to improve racialContinue reading Derrick Wheeler-Smith to serve as Project Director of Zero Youth Detention