King County Drug Diversion Court: By the numbers 

Crossposted from King County Superior Court blog  The King County Drug Diversion Court (KCDDC) Program began in August 1994 as the twelfth drug court in the country. Currently, there are drug courts in every state and 3,100 nationwide.  The mission of King County Drug Diversion Court (KCDDC) is to ensure community safety and empower participants to rebuild their lives by combining the resources of the criminal justice system, substance use treatment and other community service providers.  Read more from King County Superior Court blog

Employee discounts to 2019/2020 Seattle Symphony season

Save 15% on most of the 2019/2020 Seattle Symphony season with Promo Code VIOLIN20. Concerts include Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto to Schumann’s Piano Concerto to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and world-renowned pianists including Lang Lang, Daniil Trifonov, Beatrice Rana, Chick Corea, and more. Get tickets here.  See all available employee discounts at 

New Implementation Dashboard to track progress toward Zero Youth Detention 

Crossposted from Zero Youth Detention  This month, we launched the Zero Youth Detention Implementation Dashboard, where we’re tracking strategies, projects and actions King County and its partners are working on to get us closer to Zero Youth Detention. This Implementation Dashboard is a companion site to the Zero Youth Detention Data Dashboard we launched last year to track overall data about the juvenile legal system in King County.  Read more from Zero Youth Detention

Evaluation points to early successes among partners to advance equity 

In 2018, Communities of Opportunity (COO) launched a participatory evaluation to assess existing conditions and early partner efforts toward creating racial, economic and health equity. Over 46 partners shared their perspectives through surveys, focus groups, interviews and a community workshop.   Over 4,000 people increased skills through 81 capacity building events, job training and seminars.  275 relationships between organizations were newly developed or strengthened due to COO support.  264 community members held leadership positions within their communities and our region, including 85 youth  A snapshot of the findings is now available.   

Featured Job: Finance Manager (Internal Only) 

Salary: $112,081.42 – $142,069.61 Annually  Location: Seattle, WA  Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week  Department: DLS – Local Services  Job Number: 2019RH10424  Closing: 8/21/2019 11:59 PM Pacific  Are you a senior-level public sector finance professional looking for your next opportunity? Join the Department of Local Services as our new Finance Manager and take your career to a new level! The Road Services Division is seeking a Finance Manager to oversee all budgeting, financial planning, accounting, internal control, financial management, internal and external financial reporting, and data stewardship for the division’s Operating, Capital… Read More

Now recruiting 2019 Ambassadors! 

Crossposted from Employee Giving Program  Build your resume AND make a difference? Yes, you can have it all.  Ambassadors are the most important element of our Employee Giving Program team.  You will be the key to making sure that every King County employee has a quality opportunity to support a cause they care about through the program. Register Here  You get to:  Meet new people,  Advocate for your favorite cause, and  Build rock star skills.  Read more here and learn about being an Ambassador in the video below. 

Meet the apprentices of the Children and Family Justice Center Project 

King County capital projects are helping fill the industry shortage for trades workers by partnering with pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs that provide apprentices with career opportunities and hands-on training with journeymen, all while earning family wages.  View the video below to hear what apprentices on the Children and Family Justice Center Project have to say about their experience. 

New features coming to PeopleSoft, system unavailable this weekend 

The Business Resource Center (BRC) continues to deliver new features, improvements and maintenance to PeopleSoft!   With this latest PeopleSoft release, King County employees will now be able to update their benefits and dependent information in Employee Self Service when experiencing one of the following life events: Marriage, Divorce, Birth, or Adoption. Learn more in the PeopleSoft Knowledge Center (network login required).  Employees will still have the option to complete and submit paper forms directly to the Benefits office, but for those that would like to go paperless and submit faster online you may do so from your… Read More

Pet of the Week: Gray 

Crossposted from Tails from RASKC  Bring some color into your life with Gray, our Pet of the Week!  This eight-year-old female shorthair came to us because her previous owners were moving. While her name is Gray, her personality color is “Bashful Blue,” meaning she is a gentle and loving cat who likes to take things slow. Gray likes to approach new friendships with caution, but once she warms up to you she is just a big, affectionate lovebug who loves to hang out with her favorite people.  Read more from Tails from… Read More

Employee shares the powerful experience of working in Juvenile Court 

Michelle Mihail, a Juvenile Probation Counselor in King County Superior Court’s Renton unit, was recently featured in My Northwest magazine, discussing how important it is to never give up on kids who have lost their way.  My Northwest highlights the different services and resources the program offers, following Michelle for the day to see the different ways she works with young people to ensure they develop the skills and behavior needed to succeed.  “The kids are why I show up. You know, they’re … generally very talented, smart young kids who just have kind of lost… Read More