Juvenile Justice, Washington State Partnership Council on
The Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice provides a common point of analysis, planning, and advocacy for youth involved in the juvenile justice system or youth at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system. The collective efforts of this broad array of stakeholders further the positive development of youth and the health and safety of the state. The group can promote juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, intervention, and behavioral health programs to ensure the effective delivery and improvement of services for youth
Government Operations and Public Safety
Total Board Positions
Public Disclosure Required?
Senate Confirmation Required?
Reimbursement for travel
Term Length (years) 3
Statutory Term Limits
The Partnership Council membership shall consist of: one general public member to serve as chair of the council who shall not be a full-time employee of the federal, state, or local government; one locally elected official representing general purpose local government; one representative of law enforcement; one representative of juvenile court administration; one representative of juvenile and family court judges; one representative of prosecuting attorneys; one representative of defense attorneys; one representative of the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration within DSHS; one representative of public agencies engaged in children’s mental health and concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment; one representative of private nonprofit organizations with a special focus on preserving and strengthening families, parent groups and parent self-help groups, youth development, delinquency prevention and treatment, neglected or dependent children, the quality of juvenile justice, education, and social services for children; one representative of volunteers who work with delinquents or potential delinquents; one representative of youth workers involved with programs that are alternatives to incarceration; one person with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to school violence and alternatives to suspension and expulsion; one person with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to learning disabilities, child abuse and neglect, and youth violence; one representative of Washington State tribes; one representative from the office of the Governor; one representative from the Washington State House of Representatives; one representative from the Washington State Senate; one representative of private or public employers who help youth with job development, job skills and training, and opportunities to help them overcome barriers to obtaining and retaining employment; one person with special experience and competence in helping youth achieve successful transition and reentry back to their communities; five members shall be under the age of 24 at the time of appointment, three of which must have been or are currently under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system;