Alice Coil is currently serving as the Director of the Office of Juvenile Justice. The Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) envisions Washington’s children as healthy, educated, and free from violence. If they come into contact with the juvenile justice system, the contact should be rare, fair, and beneficial to them. OJJ serves as a resource on juvenile justice system improvement efforts, leads the innovation in reducing the impact of racial and ethnic disparities, and supports the state advisory group known as the Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice.
Alice is a peer mentor/advisor of the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Racial & Ethnic Disparities Certificate Program as well as a member of the 2021 OJJDP State Relations and Assistance Division’s National Training Conference Field Advisory Team.
Prior to joining OJJ, Alice served as the program specialist at the University of Puget Sound’s Race and Pedagogy Institute, a program designed to weave together scholarship and action in order to reduce racism and improve pedagogical practices at all educational levels. She was a key partner in organizing the statewide Community Partnership for Transition Solutions Re-Entry Summit on campus. Alice is an experienced trainer in civic engagement and community organizing, youth leadership development, anti-oppression and social justice workshops.