All children and youth deserve a fair chance
At the Center for Children & Youth Justice (CCYJ), we’re changing the way young people experience the child welfare and juvenile justice systems—for the better. By listening to young people and working with partners across Washington State, we’re helping to redesign our child welfare and juvenile justice systems to meet children and youth’s unique needs. Every year we help improve the lives of 50,000 young people.
We are excited to announce CCYJ’s annual eQuality Convening on June 21, 2022!
Similar to last year, we will be meeting virtually, with hopes to return in-person next year. In addition to the Convening, we will be hosting two pre-convening Pride Learning Sessions, taking place on June 7th and June 14th. We welcome young people, youth-serving professionals, community partners, policy makers, and other stakeholders to attend.
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet, learn, ask questions, and share experiences. We hope you will join us this summer!
Who should attend?: Any youth-serving professional, volunteer, caregiver, policy maker, or other Stakeholder
Where: Virtual Zoom meeting, register for link
Cost: This event is FREE
Registration for eQuality Convening
June 7th, 9:00-10:30am PDT
Implementing the Protocol for Safe & Affirming Care: Strategies, Overcoming Challenges, & Lessons Learned
Nicholas Oakley, JD (he/him)
Director of Public Policy, Strategy, & Alignment, Center for Children & Youth Justice
June 14th, 12:00-1:30pm PDT
Supporting Today’s Gender Diverse Youth
Aiden Key (he/him)
Founder and CEO, Gender Diversity
June 21, 9:00am-1:30pm PDT
Keynote Speaker – Nakiya Lynch (they/them), Youth Well-Being Coordinator, Human Rights Campaign
Plenary – Dr. Caitlin Ryan , PhD, ACSW (she/her), Director, Family Acceptance Project
Panel – Centering Youth and Supporting Families – What Providers Should Know About Addressing Rejecting Behaviors, Engaging Caregivers, and Empowering Young People
News and Updates
Press Release: Washington State Ends Practice of Charging Families For Their Child’s Incarceration
The Fight to Protect Sex Trafficked Youth Continues Even After a Major Win
There Can Be No Pride Until Black Lives Matter – CCYJ’s 2020 Pride Statement
CCYJ Announces Kitsap County Girls Court
Progress For The LGBTQ+ Youth Who Need Us Most
CCYJ Stands Firmly in Support of the Elimination of Detention for Non-Offender Youth
Empowering Foster and Homeless Youth
Reducing Gang Violence
Supporting LGBTQ Youth
Combating Child Sexual Exploitation
Stay Up to Date
Stay up to date on CCYJ’s efforts to create better systems and better lives by joining our e-newsletter mailing list.
Learn with CCYJ
This year’s Becca conference encourages, supports, and enhances collaborative community-based efforts to serve Becca involved youth and families. Learn more!
Hear LGBTQ Youth Voices
We’re piloting a Protocol for Safe & Affirming Care to ensure LGBTQ youth in juvenile justice and child welfare systems are treated fairly. It’s based on LGBTQ youth voices.