Decreasing juvenile incarceration

King County’s juvenile detention numbers have gone down since the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is more that can be done! In June, we joined a coalition of over 40 community organizations and leaders, including elected officials, in co-writing a follow-up letter to the King County Council calling for more action to release, with supports, the approximately 30 youth incarcerated in the county detention center, most of whom are awaiting the outcome of their cases.

Thank you to TeamChild for sharing this letter that we signed onto.

https://teamchild.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Free-the-Youth-King-County-Letter-from-Community-Coalition-June-12-2020.pdf

picture of person in shadows who is incarcerated, behind bars

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