Youth and Family Services
King County Youth and Family Services Program contracts with community-based agencies to provide programs and services that seek to help young people develop healthier lives and futures.
The program provides juvenile justice prevention and intervention resources as well as other services for at-risk youth. Examples of services supported through these programs include outreach, youth and family counseling, and case management.
These services are provided by contracts with agencies located across the county that specialize in issues concerning youth. The goal of these programs is to increase protective factors, reduce risk factors, and help young people develop healthy, positive behaviors.
A number of agencies provide services to youth who are involved in or are at high risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system. By promoting positive youth development and reducing high-risk behaviors, the primary goal of these programs is to prevent youth from entering or re-entering the justice system as well as reducing the disproportional number of youth of color in the juvenile justice system.
The success of these services is largely a result of collaborations with the Youth & Family Services Association (43 kb pdf), King County Juvenile Court, United Way of King County and other community partners.
For more information contact Stephanie Moyes, Program Manager