Trauma-informed fitness leads to skill building for youth

"Our job is to listen." That is how Upower coaches describe their role in offering fitness classes at the King County Juvenile Detention Center. Upower offers trauma-informed fitness and wellness classes at no cost to teens in King County. Their classes are fun, safe and open to all fitness levels. Upower's trauma-informed fitness program means … Continue reading Trauma-informed fitness leads to skill building for youth

Superior Court seeks volunteers for youth justice board

Via Redmond Reporter The King County Superior Court Partnership for Youth Justice is seeking volunteers from the Redmond area to serve on a Community Accountability Board (CAB). The function of the board is to determine consequences for minor juvenile offenders in their community. The key role of the CAB as a community service is to … Continue reading Superior Court seeks volunteers for youth justice board

King County Public Health now oversees juvenile justice to focus on healing

By John Knicely, KIRO 7 News Juvenile justice now falls under the direction of King County Public Health. On Wednesday, King County Executive Dow Constantine unveiled plans that have been in the works since November. The idea is to focus on healing and rehabilitating the youth offender to have charges reduced or thrown out. Jahila … Continue reading King County Public Health now oversees juvenile justice to focus on healing

Using restorative justice to help youth in crisis

Jimmy Hung, a senior deputy prosecuting attorney in the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, sees the juvenile justice system from the inside. He has a passion for helping youth in crisis, and he's been instrumental in bringing restorative justice practices to this work. Via King County TV, learn more about Jimmy Hung and how he's … Continue reading Using restorative justice to help youth in crisis

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett recognized for dedication to lifting up youth in juvenile detention

The values that keep the football athlete a consistent in-person inspiration for youth in King County Juvenile Detention are being recognized on the Jan. 15 cover of The New Yorker and in the Seahawks' nomination of him for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.  When Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett launched a … Continue reading Seahawks DE Michael Bennett recognized for dedication to lifting up youth in juvenile detention

Year in Review: King County’s 2017 Juvenile Justice Reform Progress

Reform doesn’t happen overnight. That doesn’t mean it can’t be impressive to look back at how much progress can be made in just one year. In 2017, King County continued to step up its investments and commitments to eliminating the school-to-prison pipeline: Safe Spaces: King County set in motion partnerships with organizations across the County … Continue reading Year in Review: King County’s 2017 Juvenile Justice Reform Progress

Choose 180 Director’s past helps him connect to youth facing struggles

If you wanted to create a profile for the type of kid who would end up involved in drugs, in gangs, in the juvenile justice system, Sean Goode says the description would match his childhood. Both of Sean’s parents struggled with mental health diseases: His father with schizophrenia; his mother with a personality disorder. His … Continue reading Choose 180 Director’s past helps him connect to youth facing struggles

Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline Grant Applications due Nov. 20

King County’s Employment and Education Resources’ (EER) team is leading the Best Starts for Kids strategy for Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline (SSPP). This strategy supports youth and young adults between the ages of 12 and 24 who are at-risk of, currently, or were involved in the criminal justice system and face challenges staying in school, … Continue reading Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline Grant Applications due Nov. 20