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In recent years, King County has made various efforts to improve its juvenile law system. Programs such as the Family and Juvenile Court Improvement Project (FJCIP) and the United for Youth initiative, have worked to this end, producing favorable results in a number of areas. While there is still much to learn about the needs of youth in the juvenile justice system, it is fair to say that their situation is continually being improved.
Many factors are responsible for contributing to the illegal activity of King County youth. Studies have revealed that nearly three quarters of those in the county's juvenile justice system have mental disorders. Additionally, large numbers of them have experienced substance abuse, educational difficulty, and child welfare. Juvenile treatment programs are working to address these issues in an effort to help these youth get back on their feet while preventing lapses.
Recent advances include the following steps:
When your child is facing prosecution under juvenile law, it can be easy to lose sight of the opportunities available to them. As an Edmonds criminal defense attorney with nearly 25 years of experience, I can provide the legal representation your child needs to seek a favorable outcome. Whether I work to defend your child against their charges or help them avoid a trial through a treatment program, I can help you obtain a desirable outcome.
Schedule a free consultation with my firm, Johanson Law Group, Inc., to learn more.