Juvenile Justice: The stats

Children and Family Justice Center

$210 million: Levy amount King County voters approved in 2012 to build a Children and Family Justice Center to replace the outdated Youth Services Center

$45 million: Estimated detention portion of the $210 million CFJC

$40 million: Estimated cost of repairs to existing YSC

112: Number of juvenile detention beds at new CFJC, a reduction of 100 from the YSC’s 212 beds

Juvenile Detention

136: Reduction in number of youth in detention from 187 in 1998 to 51 in 2016

49%: African American composition of youth in detention in 2016 (see below):

  • African American 49%
  • Asian/Pacific Islander 7%
  • Caucasian 23%
  • Hispanic 16%
  • Native American 6%
  • Other/Unknown 0%

Family Intervention & Restorative Services (FIRS)

79%: Percent of youth arrested for a family violence incident in 2017 who avoided secure detention due to FIRS (229/290 youth)