CCYJ in the Media

Juvenile Fines and Fees

OpEd: Rachel Sottile and Kia C. Franklin: Undoing the Injustice of Juvenile Fines and Fees – The Spokesman-Review

Washington Legislature considers bill to eliminate fines, fees and restitution in juvenile court – The Spokesman-Review

Charging juvenile offenders fines they can’t pay is not justice – The Seattle Times

Juvenile offenders need hope and support, not debt | Op-Ed – The Seattle Times

Preventing Homelessness for  Youth

Child Advocacy Organizations Outline Recommendations for Supporting Discharged Youth – The South Seattle Emerald


Repeal of Parent Pay

Families will not have to pay for incarcerated youth any longer, following agency reform and new law – The Spokesman-Review

WA bill to end parental fees for incarcerated children signed into law – Yakima Herald-Republic

Parents Won’t Have to to Pay Jail Costs for Incarcerated Children – PubliCola

Advocates push to eliminate fees charged to parents of kids incarcerated in Washington – The Spokesman-Review

Washington Bill to End Parental Fees for Incarcerated Children Signed Into Law The Chronicle

WA officials want to end fees charged to parents for kids’ jail time – Crosscut

Washington votes out parent pay; child incarcerations no longer paid by parents – NBC RightNow (KNDO23/KND025)

Gov. Inslee signs bill ending parental fees for incarcerated children The Center Square, Washington


Overhaul of Foster Care System

OpEd: Sara C. Walker, Ph.D. & Dr. Ben Danielson: If We Can Fids Millions to Build Fences Around a Youth Jail, We Can Invest in Helping Youth Thrive – South Seattle Emerald

Is Washington state taking too many children from their parents? Movement seeks to overhaul foster care – The Seattle Times


Addressing Washington’s Babies and Toddlers entering  in Foster Care

Washington State Is On Pathway To Change Institutional Racism In Foster Care System – Youth Today