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

King County, community leaders and youth to identify ways to end racial disparity in juvenile justice system

King County Executive Dow Constantine today joined Superior Court Presiding Judge Susan Craighead and members of the King County Council to announce members of a steering committee charged with recommending solutions to a growing racial disparity in the regional juvenile justice system. It is the largest and most diverse group King County has ever assembled to act on juvenile justice issues.Continue reading King County, community leaders and youth to identify ways to end racial disparity in juvenile justice system