kids@risk

kids@risk

King County will push juvenile justice bias study

The most commonly levied complaint against the construction of a new juvenile detention center – named the Children and Family Justice Center by King County…

County voters to decide what’s best for kids

King County Council members are adding a bit more heft to this fall’s voting pamphlet, approving a property tax measure that could rake in a possible…

Sawhorse carpenters are customizing Nickelsville

On the lawn outside Franklin High School, an ethnically diverse group of four girls and four boys, students at Franklin and nearby Nova High School,…

Podcast: Seattle Interagency students on dying young, adversity and the “at-risk” label

Every Thursday morning, new students trudge into the auditorium at the Seattle Interagency Academy. They're handed white binders full of questions that will help school…

Kids and the American dream denied. A conversation with author Robert Putnam

Robert Putnam is the Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His 2000 book Bowling Alone argued that social…

Guest Opinion: New Homeless Youth Act signing is next step in journey

Last week, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law landmark legislation to help some of our state’s most vulnerable residents — the thousands of young people…

Podcast: Seattle Interagency Academy rocked by 6 student deaths in 6 months

In the last six months, six students at Seattle Interagency Academy have been murdered or committed suicide. The oldest was 20. Interagency Academy is a…

Five things we learned about youth homelessness

Crosscut began its deep dive into the subject of youth homelessness in February, 2014. We started with a Judy Lightfoot story on King County’s efforts…

Predicting the risk for homelessness among foster youth

Jordan and Julia are in foster care, but they won’t be for much longer. Both are 17 and when they turn 18, they'll "age out"…

Bills percolating to help homeless students in state schools

A bill is in the works to put a state official in charge of tackling the problems of homeless students in Washington's schools. The Washington…

Meet the LGBT youth who chose homelessness over staying in the closet

[caption id="attachment_82846" align="alignright" width="518"] Homeless in the University District[/caption] Young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender are far more likely to become homeless…