King County’s Roadmap to Zero Youth Detention is a plan to reduce the use of juvenile incarceration and to eliminate it by 2025. 

For decades, King County has been aiming to lower the amount of people sent to prison. Now, ZYD is working to help change the legal system by reforming policies and services that result in racial disproportion. 

ZYD is working with families, communities, and others that want to empower the lives of youths to prevent them from entering or re-entering the juvenile legal system. We are partnering with communities to create opportunities that improve the lives of youth, children, and families that have experienced trauma from incarceration.   

Here is a look at how King County has lowered the number of youth in detention over the last two decades:

To explore these Roadmap components, read the blog series: The Roadmap to Zero Youth Detention

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