The Juvenile Legal System Family Handbook focuses on helping family and guardians of impacted youth understand and navigate the King County Juvenile Legal System. It also provides links to additional resources and helpful information for community service providers working to support youth and families.Continue reading family guide to navigating the juvenile legal system
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
Raised by a loving grandmother and grandfather, young Will could never have predicted that just six weeks after his 13th birthday he’d become a ward of the state and spend the rest of his childhood in America’s adult prison system. Continue reading Bridging the Gap Between Community and Systems
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
The direct effects of increased exposure to violence, police brutality, and systemic racism placed on the Black Community, and a pandemic that has disproportionately affected communities of color here in King County, continues to be a concern for Black Children and Families. Continue reading Black Mental Health Matters
A message from the Director of Zero Youth Detention:
All human lives matter. That is true. Nevertheless, it is equally true that historically not all lives have been understood to matter or have value. This is precisely why it is of great importance, in this moment, that we do not shy away from this truth or attempt to generalize it. The injustice has been specific and so we must be equally specific in the naming of their lives. Under discouraging and often painful conditions they are struggling to be heard and matter in the way they deserve.
Continue reading Standing together against hate
We updated our Zero Youth Detention Data Dashboard to reflect the number of youth in detention in 2019.Continue reading getting to zero: 2019 king county youth detention data
Community Accountability Boards (“CABs”) have served as a diversion program – or alternative to the formal court process – for first-time juvenile misdemeanor cases in King County since 1959. CABs are made up of trained community volunteers who hear juvenile cases and devise a tailored plan of accountability for each young person. If a youngContinue reading Making diversion programs more culturally responsive
We updated our Zero Youth Detention Data Dashboard to reflect the number of youth in detention through the third quarter of 2019. The addition of this third quarter data leaves the 2019 data nearly unchanged from our last update for January – June 2019, which we reported on in October. The “average daily population” (ADP) for theContinue reading New data added to Data Dashboard
We updated our Zero Youth Detention Data Dashboard to reflect the number of youth in detention for the second quarter of 2019. With this new data, the 2019 “average daily population” – the average number of young people who are incarcerated in King County on any given day in a year – is now theContinue reading New Data Available on Data Dashboard