Zero Youth Detention Data Dashboard
This dashboard is intended to show progress on efforts to achieve the goal of Zero Youth Detention. The dashboard will evolve over time with more measures and information so your input is important. Help improve the next release of the dashboard by submitting your feedback to email@example.com or use our online form.
Navigate through the dashboard using the Table of Contents to go to different sections, or click through the tabs below. On most tabs, there is a button to take you to the next page of the dashboard and a button in the bottom right to take you back to the Table of Contents.
Dashboard updated September 30, 2019
This update shows new data for the first half of 2019 (January to June), and also reflects updates we previously shared for 2017 and 2018 data.
In November 2017, King County Executive Constantine signed an Executive Order authorizing all young people under 18 who had been charged as adults to be held at the Youth Services Center in Seattle, rather than in the adult Regional Justice Center. This Executive Order included transferring all young people under 18 who were previously held at the adult facility to the juvenile facility. These young people were transferred to the juvenile facility in late 2017, but data on these young people only recently became available. Therefore, we've updated the 2018 data in the Data Dashboard to reflect these additional young people being held in juvenile detention.
As a result of these additional youth, when you’re looking at graphs on the Data Dashboard, you’ll see an increase in the number of youth in secure detention in 2018, and an increase in some racial disparities in 2018. This increase does not reflect more young people being detained in 2018 compared to previous years; instead, this uptick represents the addition of young people who had previously been housed in the adult facility.