2017 Washington State Becca Conference

Keeping Washington’s students in school and out of court:
Encouraging, supporting, and enhancing collaborative community-based efforts to serve Becca involved youth and families

Thursday, October 5 – Friday, October 6

Hotel RL Olympia

2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia, WA 9850
Phone: (360) 943-4000


This year’s conference will kick-off at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 5th and conclude by 1:30 pm on Friday, October 6th. Check-in begins at 9:00 am. A continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and snacks will be provided on Thursday.  A healthy start breakfast and hearty snacks will be served on Friday, prior to the conference’s conclusion at 1:30 pm.

A special pre-conference session on WARNS administration will be offered on Thursday, October 5th from 8:00 am – 10:00 am.  Separate registration fee is required for this pre-conference event.


This year’s keynote will be a panel discussion on better serving Becca youth with significant trauma histories, featuring experts from across Washington State. Leaders from our state will share how they have responded to this challenge and ways they have enhanced truancy reduction efforts in their communities. The keynote also will provide information about the changing demographics of youth being served in our Becca system and include testimony from a young person who has experienced the Becca system first-hand.

Other Programing

Additionally, on the second day of the conference, we will hold a plenary session on the use of detention in Becca cases.  This plenary session will include testimony from a young person who has experienced secure detention, and a panel discussion on detention alternatives. Breakout sessions on a variety of topics—including gender responsive services, chronic absenteeism, LGBTQ+ youth, trauma-informed services, commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC), WARNs assessment in elementary schools, tribal collaborations, and more—are being planned. A complete agenda will be posted later this summer.


Also, as a special offering this year, we will host a pre-conference session from 8:00am-10:00a on Thursday October 5th on the Washington Assessment of Risk and Needs of Students (WARNS). Separate registration fee is required for this event.


This year’s conference will be held at the Hotel RL Olympia.

For hotel reservations at the Becca Conference rate ($103.00/night + tax), please call 1-800-REDLION and use the code BECC1004 or visit the Becca Conference Lodging BlockThe Red Lion will hold this block of rooms until September 13, 2017. 

Hotel Information:

2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia, WA 9850
Phone: (360) 943-4000


The cost of this year’s conference is $195.00.  The pre-conference session on WARNS administration is $25.00.


Please contact becca@ccyj.org or call Kimberly Ong at 206-696-7503 x23 if you have any questions or if you need to pay for the conference with a purchase order.