King County Executive Dow Constantine joined KUOW host Bill Radke on Tuesday, April 17, to discuss a range of issues, including the new Children and Family Justice Center, which is being built to replace the failing Youth Services Center.
“King County has long had a goal of reducing the number of kids involved in the justice system, including the number detained,” Executive Constantine said during the interview. “Over the course of the last 20 years we’ve reduced the number of kids in detention from around 200 on an average day to, on this last Friday there were 34.”
Radke and Executive Constantine also discussed options for reforming the state tax system and ways that King County is tackling homelessness, among other issues. You can listen to the full interview here.
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