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The King County Regional Law Safety and Justice Committee (RLSJC) is a law and justice council established under RCW 72.09.300. The committee seeks to improve coordination and cooperation among criminal justice agencies. RLSJC meets monthly to share information, identify problems and solutions and monitor the progress of innovative programs.

The membership includes representatives from suburban cities, the city of Seattle, King County, and the Department of Corrections. Meetings normally include judges, prosecutors, police chiefs, corrections officials, public defenders, legislators, mayors, city council members and line staff. The chairmanship of the committee rotates annually between the suburban cities, the city of Seattle, and King County. The meeting is staffed by a budget analyst from the Criminal Justice section of the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget.

In past years, the committee has looked at a wide range of issues including regional jail planning efforts, challenges related to criminal offenders with mental illness and/or chemical dependency issues, and the impact of state and local budget deficits on the criminal justice system. The committee meets on the last Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9:00 AM. Generally, the meetings are held in the Bertha K. Landes Room in Seattle City Hall.

2018 Full Committee Meeting Dates:

  • January 25
  • February 22
  • March 22
  • May 24
  • July 26
  • September 27
  • December 6

Location: Bertha Knight Landes Room, Seattle City Hall -
Time:  7:30 - 9:30 AM Coffee and networking beginning at 7:15

RLSJC has a steering committee that meets immediately after the main meeting from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in the Bertha K. Landes Room at Seattle City Hall. The Steering Committee sets the agenda for the next meeting. It is open to all members of RLSJC.

For meeting or other information, please contact King County Performance, Strategy and Budget (PSB) at (206) 263-1543.

May 24, 2018 RLSJC Meeting Materials

2018 Committee Contacts:

Lorinda Youngcourt
King County Public Defender
401 5th Ave Ste 0213
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 296-7662

  James McNeal
  City of Bothell Councilmember
  (206) 296-7662

  Elly Slakie
  Executive Analyst
  King County Office of
  Performance, Strategy and Budget
  401 5th Ave., Ste 810
  Seattle, WA 98104
  (206) 263-1543


View information and materials from 2017.