Program in King County, Wash., Offers Respite for Youth Involved in Domestic Violence Crises

The Family Intervention and Restorative Services (FIRS) program in King County, Washington offers respite care and services for youth and families involved in domestic violence crises. It launched in 2016 thanks to leadership from the county prosecutor’s office and a collaboration among city and county agencies. Juvenile Court Services Manager Paul Daniels answers some key questions about FIRS’ design. 

July 25, 2017

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I Was a Kid in Solitary Confinement

At age 16, Alyssa B. was sent to adult prison, where she spent 23 hours a day in lockdown without positive human contact or regular programming. This post, written by Alyssa B., recounts the life-changing experience and reveals what justice-involved youth really need to turn their lives around.

June 15, 2017

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Meet the 2017 JDAI Distinguished System Leadership Award Winners

Three individuals, Toni Carter, Lisa Garry and Kurt Wolf, earned this year’s JDAI Distinguished System Leadership Award, which recognizes stakeholders who have leveraged data and innovative partnerships to realize lasting juvenile justice reforms. The award is the highest honor that the Annie E. Casey Foundation bestows on an individual or team working at a Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative site.

April 29, 2017

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