(l. to r.)Marsha Levick, Founder, Juvenile Law Center; Justice Bobbe Bridge, ret., Founding President/CEO, CCYJ; Dr. BJ Casey, Professor and Director, Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology, Cornell University.


May 20th: Ms. Levick and Dr. Casey spoke at a state Supreme Court symposium on teen brain development and how it interacts with the juvenile justice system. Read what five young people with juvenile records told the Washington Supreme Court.


Also on May 20th: U.S. House of Representatives passes 5 bills as part of a coordinated effort to combat the sex trafficking of youth. Read about Representative Reichert's Role.


Watch our video, It Starts Early.


  • E-Newsletter List:

    Stay up to date on CCYJ’s efforts to create better systems, better lives, by joining our e-newsletter mailing list.

  • Center for Children & Youth Justice
    615 Second Ave.
    Suite 275
    Seattle, WA 98104
    Phone: 206.696.7503
    E-Mail: info@ccyj.org

The Shape of Things to Come

The Center for Children & Youth Justice (CCYJ) is shaping better lives for youth involved in Washington's foster care and juvenile justice systems. In partnership with parents, advocates and policymakers, the Center develops and advances innovative approaches to systemic changes that will support kids, stabilize families and strengthen communities.


We believe...

... the children and youth of our state deserve systems of welfare and justice that fully support their needs.

... youth of color should have equal access to treatment and support programs instead of being diverted to the juvenile justice system more frequently than white youth.

... juveniles leaving incarceration should receive the tools to succeed, not set adrift to make it on their own.

... foster care should be a blessing, rather than a risk.

... a passion for justice and for kids - combined with research, funding, training, information and support - can be the impetus for real and lasting change.


The Terri Kimball Fellowship for the Protection of Children and Youth. Learn More






© 2006-2008 Center for Children & Youth Justice
615 Second Ave., Suite 275
Seattle, WA 98104