Zero Youth Detention is about bringing together disparate legal system agencies and community organizations to reduce the use of secure detention for young people in King County. While united in the goal of reaching Zero Youth Detention, each agency and organization brings different perspectives to the table. The KCTS documentary “Manifest Justice” explores this interplayContinue reading Video: Manifest Justice
Public Health is now accepting applications for a Zero Youth Detention Implementation Lead position. The job description and instructions for applying can be found here. Applications are due by October 10.
KUOW’s Amy Radil interviewed Zero Youth Detention Director Derrick Wheeler-Smith last week about our work to eliminate the use of secure detention for young people in King County – check out the story here. With the opening of the new Children and Family Justice Center (CFJC) on the horizon, much of the discussion focused onContinue reading Intersection of Zero Youth Detention and the Children and Family Justice Center
This month, we launched the Zero Youth Detention Implementation Dashboard, where we’re tracking strategies, projects and actions King County and its partners are working on to get us closer to Zero Youth Detention. This Implementation Dashboard is a companion site to the Zero Youth Detention Data Dashboard we launched last year to track overall dataContinue reading NEW IMPLEMENTATION DASHBOARD TO TRACK PROGRESS TOWARD ZERO YOUTH DETENTION
In February, we wrote about the 2019 Washington State legislative session bills that King County staff and partners were supporting as a part of Zero Youth Detention. One of the Road Map’s primary objectives is to align and optimize connections between systems, and this includes pushing for policy reform that improves the lives of youthContinue reading Policy updates from state legislative session
One of our Zero Youth Detention objectives is to focus upstream to enhance positive supports to young people to prevent youth from entering the juvenile legal system. The Latinx Youth Engagement Project, run by the Department of Community and Human Services’ (DCHS) Children and Youth Services Division, is a great example of positive community developmentContinue reading Youth engagement program provides resources and voice to Latinx students
Public Health is now accepting applications for a Communications Specialist position to serve as the department’s communications lead on Zero Youth Detention activities. Applications are due by January 14th.Continue reading Job Opportunity: Communications Specialist
We are pleased to announce that Public Health is now accepting applications for the position, Project Director, Zero Youth Detention. The Project Director leads implementation of the recently released Road Map by focusing on racial justice, developing credible relationships with communities, and organizing partnerships across legal and other systems that create lasting change.Continue reading Job Opportunity: Zero Youth Detention Project Director