In September, the eQuality Project was honored with the Washington State Bar Association’s President’s Award and received a major grant from the Raikes Foundation!
CCYJ’s Nicholas Oakley, Project Manager of Project Respect, in conversation about the pressing issue of child sex trafficking in Washington state.
The state Supreme Court recognized that sealing juvenile court records can help further a teen’s chances for rehabilitation.
The state Supreme Court finds that access to juvenile-court records is not guaranteed by the law and some files can be sealed so mistakes don’t follow a young offender into adulthood.
: [Woodinville Weekly] Adam Cornell had a tough time, almost from the beginning.
: [City of Seattle] Today, City of Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim joined Clear Channel Outdoor to unveil a campaign to combat child sex trafficking in Seattle and King County. Other partners include the Center for Children & Youth Justice and StolenYouth.
: [Seattle Times] When things go wrong in children’s lives, they often wind up in either the child-welfare or juvenile-justice system.
: [Seattle Times] To identify, engage and help sexually exploited youth, the state is using the Washington State Model Protocol, a response program developed by the Center for Children & Youth Justice.
: [Seattle Times] Her findings present a stark picture: Joining a gang is a life-changing turning point in a young life. Worse yet, people who quit gangs at a young age didn’t really fare any better in the long term than those who were still involved in a gang in their mid-20s.
: [Seattle Times] State lawmakers have reached a compromise on a bill that would eventually lead to the sealing of “the great majority” of juvenile-court records. The bill is now on its way to Gov. Jay Inslee.