The Center for Children & Youth Justice, founded in 2006 by Justice Bobbe J. Bridge (ret.), is committed to reforming Washington’s juvenile justice and child welfare systems. CCYJ leads communities, our state, and the nation in empowering children and youth, stabilizing families, and strengthening communities through meaningful and lasting reform. CCYJ identifies gaps in the system, researches, develops innovative and creative solutions, and ensures that policymakers integrate these system improvements into practices and procedures. CCYJ’s results are realized into state law, adopted as standing protocols by the courts, schools, and other partners; and they are developed into new interventions for at-risk, abused and/or neglected children and their families. CCYJ has succeeded in driving positive systems change for more than a decade. Following an extensive national search, our Board of Directors appointed our second President and CEO Rachel Sottile in late 2018.
Our passionate staff is deeply committed to the youth for whom we advocate. CCYJ seeks an Associate Director who will use a race equity lens to support the development, implementation and ongoing management of four portfolios of work: Strengthening Early Relationships, Girls Court, Project Respect, and the eQuality Project. These portfolios operate to improve our state systems to better support infants and very young children, LGBTQ+ youth, and justice system involved girls and to combat child sex trafficking. For more information about our programs, visit ccyj.org. This is a full-time position.
CCYJ’s offices are located in Seattle, Washington.
In consideration of employee health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will be set up to work remotely until CCYJ’s office reopens, at a date to be determined.