WA-PCJJ Committees

Committee Statement of Purpose

The Youth Committee ensures that the WA-PCJJ members are aware of the needs of youth in the system, and that the Council is actively utilizing its youth in the state in the development of the state’s juvenile justice plan. The committee engages youth and families, acts as an advisor to the WA-PCJJ on youth issues, and strives to keep juveniles' needs, as well as system and program improvements, as constant priorities at the state and national level. The Youth Committee is also responsible for promoting and implementing the annual Spirit of Youth Award.

Committee Co-Chairs: Iziah Reedy & Xavier Ferguson

OJJ Staff Support: Alice Coil & Aaron Moore

For more information on the Youth Committee please visit the WA-PCJJ website.

Committee Statement of Purpose

The Behavioral Health Committee works to address the mental health and chemical dependency needs of youth who encounter the juvenile justice system.  To this end, the Committee works across systems to identify and encourage implementation of evidence-based and promising assessment and treatment solutions that are culturally responsive, community-based, and designed to prevent youth from further penetrating the justice system. 

Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. Eric Trupin & Evelyn Clark

OJJ Staff Support: Alice Coil & Jenny Young

For more information on the Behavioral Health Committee please visit the WA-PCJJ website.

Committee Statement of Purpose

The Reentry and Reconnecting Youth Committee works to ensure that youth involved in the juvenile justice system have continuity of care and access to meaningful and appropriate medical and behavioral health treatment, education, housing, employment and community (as well as family) support upon their release from incarceration.  To accomplish this goal the committee will promote and recommend strategies that will improve and increase access to transitional support services, provide continuity of care and services for all youth to address their identified needs, and reduce stigma and other collateral consequences impacting a youth’s successful reentry.     

Committee Co-Chairs: Dulce Gutierrez & Dr. Eric Trupin

OJJ Staff Support: Alice Coil & Jenny Young

For more information on the Re-Entry and Reconnecting Youth Committee please visit the WA-PCJJ website.

Committee Statement of Purpose

The Racial and Ethnic Disparities Committee works to foster fair and equitable treatment of similarly situated youth in the Washington State juvenile justice system by recommending strategies for policy changes, education programs, and funding and technical assistance at the local and state levels.  The Committee shall promote and work with communities to develop alternatives to secure incarceration for status offenders and low risk offenders, encourage the statewide development of alternative programming and non-secure placement options, and the development of non-exclusionary school policies. 

Committee Co-Chairs: Marybeth Queral & Jimmy Hung

OJJ Staff Support: Alice Coil

For more information on the Racial and Ethnic Disparities Committee please visit the WA-PCJJ website.

Committee Statement of Purpose

The Grants and Technical Assistance/Fiscal Committee is responsible for the review, evaluation and recommendation of policies and procedures to be used by the WA-PCJJ in soliciting, selecting and administrating WA-PCJJ funded projects.  The committee reviews Requests for Proposals prior to issuance, reviews proposals for funding received and makes recommendations for finalists to the WA-PCJJ.  Additionally, the committee reviews all final grant proposals and makes recommendation for grant awards to the WA-PCJJ.  The Committee also reviews requests received for training and technical assistance and authorizes or denies the expenditure upon approval by the Chair of the Council, or forward to the full WA-PCJJ as required by policy.  The Committee is also responsible for reviewing the WA-PCJJ funding and budget, and provides updates to the full Council.

Committee Chair: Ada Daniels

OJJ Staff Support: Alice Coil

For more information on the Grants & Technical Assistance Committee please visit the WA-PCJJ website.

Committee Statement of Purpose

The Legislative Committee provides information and recommendations on behalf of the WA-PCJJ regarding proposed legislation that impacts the juvenile justice system, and identifies areas requiring reform related to juvenile justice policies and legislation.   All proposed juvenile-justice related legislation is specifically reviewed in regards to the potential impact on disproportionate minority contact (DMC), and the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.  The Committee follows established legislative protocol when providing comments and information regarding proposed legislation to DSHS, the Governor’s Office, and the Legislature. 

OJJ Staff Support: Alice Coil & Jenny Young

For more information on the Legislative Committee please visit the WA-PCJJ website.