Established by Executive Order 20-02, the Washington State Partnership Council on Justice (WA-PCJJ) is the primary state advisory group for matters pertaining to juvenile justice in the state of Washington. The executive order directs the WA-PCJJ to conform with the federal requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), and to function as a common point of analysis, planning and advocacy for youth involved in the juvenile justice system or youth at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.
The WA-PCJJ meets the requirements for state advisory group membership per federal requirements pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 5601 – 5681 and 42 U.S.C. 5781 – 5784 with 26 appointed council members and at least one-fifth of the membership under the age of 28 at the time of appointment. DCYF shall convene the Council and provide staff support through the DCYF Office of Juvenile Justice.
The WA-PCJJ is dedicated and committed to youth justice, eliminating racial and ethnic disparities, improving community safety and supporting restorative justice practices throughout the state. We credit our accomplishments to the collective efforts and contributions of WA-PCJJ council members and our system and community partners.