Juvenile Justice

Youth in Washington State encounter a myriad of challenges and barriers as they navigate the state’s juvenile justice system and various social service systems. Often, juvenile offenders have a history of family strain, parental incarceration, school failure, unemployment, and housing instability or poverty. Recognizing this, the SAJE Center resolves to accelerate justice for Washington State’s most vulnerable youth populations. SAJE actively seeks collaborations with local organizations, advocacy groups, legislatures, and researchers who are best positioned to center the needs and experiences of youth and their communities. Please explore this page to learn more about SAJE’s specific projects committed to accelerating juvenile justice.