Leading with racial equity, upcoming community events, and more!

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Fall 2018

Diving into the Road Map

This new blog series, Diving into the Road Map, explores each of the Road Map objectives, strategies, and action items. Learn more about the first objective and its strategies in these short reads below:



Lead with racial equity

All stakeholders involved with the juvenile legal system are being called to commit to addressing systemic institutional racism and bias and to align efforts through this deeply challenging work. 

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Identify and eliminate policies that contribute to racial disproportionality

Learn more about the work being done by the King County Superior Court, Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and the Executive toward reducing racial disproportionately in juvenile detention.

Read more ➜

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VIDEO: King County Connects on Zero Youth Detention


In this episode of King County Connects, Enrique Cerna of King County TV discusses the County's journey toward achieving Zero Youth Detention with Executive Dow Constantine. 

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VIDEO: No one can do this work alone


Listen to what our community partners and young people impacted by the juvenile legal system had to say about the journey to Zero Youth Detention in a conversation with King County Executive Dow Constantine. 

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Community events

For a full list of upcoming community events organized by our partners, visit the Workshops, Trainings, and Events page on the Zero Youth Detention website.

Check out some of the events coming up:


Superior Court CASA Program Open House

Wed, November 7, 10:00am – 12:00pm
1401 E. Jefferson, Suite 500
Seattle, WA 98122

If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity that will have an impact on a child’s life, the King County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program could be a great fit. Join this information session next week to learn more. 

Learn more ➜


The Parent’s Toolkit: How to Protect Your Children from being Trafficked

Sat, November 17, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Camano Island Library, 848 N Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island, WA 98282

This is free weekend event is hosted by Hope United through their Anti-Trafficking Initiative. Entertainment and free refreshments will be provided. 

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And Boys Too - November

Fri, November 30, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Chinook Building, 401 Fifth Avenue, Rm. 126, Seattle, WA 98104

Join Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) regions 3 and 4 CSEC Liaison Norene Roberts for this discussion delving into the world of commercially sexually exploited boys. 

Learn more ➜


In the news

Is there truly a road map to zero youth detention?
Kiro Radio

Constantine unveils proposed $4 million budget for his Roadmap to Zero Youth Detention
The Seattle Times

King County’s ‘Zero Youth Detention’ plan goes forward even as $232 million youth jail goes up
The Seattle Times

Stay connected

To stay up-to-date on the County's work toward reaching Zero Youth Detention, you can:

Zero Youth Detention is a shared vision to not only further reduce the use of secure detention for youth in King County, but to launch this county on the journey to eliminate to it.