Executive unveils stronger community-centered response for youth and families in crisis

Following through on his promise to push forward the best ideas in juvenile justice reform, King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced a plan to divert more young people from detention by providing 24/7 community-based services and short-term emergency housing for at risk youth and those involved in the justice system.

King County Juvenile Court hires its first Equity & Justice Advocate

Theresa Wea will be King County Superior Court’s first Equity & Justice Advocate, a new position created this year to address growing racial disproportionalities in the juvenile justice system. She starts on Oct. 5. Although Superior Court has invested time and resources into addressing racial disproportionality for years, Presiding Judge Susan Craighead said the court…