Celebrating Vazaskia!!

It is with both joy and sorrow that we announce a change in leadership within the Office of Juvenile Justice.  The OJJ Director and our Statewide Juvenile Justice Specialist, Vazaskia Crockrell, has accepted a position with the King County Council as their Director of Social Justice and Equity.  August 23rd is her last day as the OJJ Director.  We will miss her deeply but rest in knowing that she is not far away and will continue to fight beside us to achieve the best for our youth.  Please take a moment to explore the picture to the left and the following two pictures in the real, which represent a small chronicle of the depth and breadth of her impact.  To learn more about Vazaskia’s impact and our genuine appreciation please click here.

Maleng Award Breakfast

Vazaskia Crockrell joins the Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice Chair, Gordon McHenry Jr. and the Green Hill School youth as they receive their awards from the Center for Children and Youth Justice during the Maleng Award Breakfast in March 2019.  Read More

Green Hill School Youth Receive National Spirit of Youth Award

Vazaskia, pictured with Green Hill School youth after announcing they were chosen for the 2019 Coalition for Juvenile Justice National Spirit of Youth Award. Vazaskia nominated the GHS youth for their efforts and advocacy resulting in the passing of two landmark bills: SB 6160 and HB 1646. Read more.