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King County Systems Integration Project

The Systems Integration initiative is a collaboration of state and local community agencies and organizations in King County (Seattle), Washington, that have come together to examine and improve integrated program development, policy development, and service delivery for children, youth, and families served by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Since 2003, the initiative has been working with CWLA to explore and address issues around juvenile justice and child welfare to enhance the level of collaboration and improve the quality of services for youth and families.

Note: All documents below are PDF files and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

Strategic Plan

Project Introduction


As calendar year 2007 dawns, the King County Systems Integration Initiative continues to progress through the persistent efforts of a dedicated group of youth serving professionals. The Executive Committee and several subcommittees and task force groups have finalized additional critical components that will re-shape the way in which King County reacts to dual jurisdiction youth. Below you will find an impressive array of documents that include guiding principles, protocols, refined strategies, recommendations, and action steps developed and adopted over the past year. These items include foci on the dependency, delinquency, mental health, and education systems.

Legal Analysis Subcommittee

  • Legal Analysis Subcommittee Report
    A report on the examination into the legal landscape in King County and how it affects the ability of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems to collaborate on behalf of their common clients

  • Legal Memorandum of Understanding, 8/25/05

  • Top Issues Myths: Legal Opinions

  • Appendices
    Appendix A--The King County Systems
    A description of King County's child welfare/dependency and juvenile justice systems

    Appendix B--Interview Findings
    Looks at what information should be shared, how information is currently accessed or shared, what's working and why, where improvement is needed, ideas for improvement, legal guidelines, and other barriers to collaboration

    Appendix C--Washington State Statutes Reflecting Legislative Intent

    Appendix D--Statutes and Regulations Affecting Information Sharing

    Appendix E--Washington State and King County Agency Information Sharing Polices

  • Legal Analysis Subcommittee Roster

Resource Inventory and Analysis Subcommittee

Data Collection and Information Analysis Subcommittee

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