Advocacy News

June 26 2019

Launch of CCYJ’s Girls Court Program

“Kitsap County Juvenile Court, in partnership with the Center for Children & Youth Justice, launches Washington State’s first therapeutic court model for girls.”

Press Release - By Gina Cumbo / Read Full Press Release


May 9 2019

Reforms passed to protect teens from ‘sexting’ prosecution

“Washington is an outlier when it comes to jailing kids for things that aren't crimes. A new law intends to change that.”

Crosscut. - By Melissa Santos / Read Full Article


May 3 2019

‘It’s an issue of liberty’: WA will stop jailing kids who run away or skip school

“New law protects teenagers from felony prosecution and promotes prevention and intervention.”

Kitsap Daily News - By Tyler Shuey / Read Full Article


February 7, 2019

Stop locking up teen girls for
nonviolent offenses

“Let’s join the movement to stop criminalizing young women for the trauma they have experienced.”

The Seattle Times OpEd - By Ann Muno / Read Full Article