Announcing new Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline awards

Our partners at King County’s Best Starts for Kids are doing great work that supports Zero Youth Detention goals to prevent youth involvement with the legal system and create a society where all kids thrive. Read on to learn about their announcement today of new awards for community partners. You can learn more about BestContinue reading Announcing new Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline awards

Youth engagement program provides resources and voice to Latinx students

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

New data available on Zero Youth Detention Data Dashboard

We’ve added new data to the Zero Youth Detention Data Dashboard, which we launched last year to share regular data updates about the juvenile legal system in King County. In keeping with our guiding principle of transparency and accountability, this dashboard is a method for us to share progress on efforts to achieve the goalContinue reading New data available on Zero Youth Detention Data Dashboard

Supporting Policy that Supports Zero Youth Detention

Zero Youth Detention supports policy reform that improves the lives of youth, children, and families and reduces legal system involvement. Policy reform falls under the Road Map’s 5th objective to align and optimize connections between systems to increase effectiveness. Right now, this means that King County staff are educating and testifying in collaboration with partners to support a number of bills being considered during the current state legislature session. Learn more…Continue reading Supporting Policy that Supports Zero Youth Detention

Family Feedback Informs Improvements: A Series

Family engagement in the juvenile legal system is an equity issue. While the juvenile legal system in King County is complicated for any teen and their family, it is even more complicated for families from various cultural norms, abilities, learning styles, and those whose speak a language other than English at home. Learn more about what King County is doing to improve family interactions and communication within the juvenile legal system, starting with listening to families. Continue reading Family Feedback Informs Improvements: A Series