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Children, Youth and Young Adults Division

Children, Youth and Young Adults Division

Department of Community and Human Services

We focus on promotion, prevention, and early intervention for children and youth ages 5 to 24.

CYYAD believes that King County should be a place where all young people have equitable opportunities to be healthy, safe, and thriving members of their communities. To make this vision a reality, we build the life, academic, and employment skills for young people to reach their full potential as they journey from childhood to adulthood.

 DCHS COVID-19 Response

Re-engagement, Education and Employment Opportunities

Center for Education and Career Opportunities (CECO)

For young people who have not completed high school, but want to get their GED and go on to college, technical training, or seek employment. LCN operates in partnership with Shoreline Community College.

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Reconnect to Opportunity

Outreach and recruitment through Peer Connectors for young people ages 16-24 who are not in school. Peer Connectors link youth to education and employment programs that meet their needs.

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A one-stop service center with various offerings for young people ages 16-24 who have dropped out of school and are looking to complete their high school diploma or GED and move on to college or the workforce.

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Download: Latinx Youth Reengagement Project

King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Children, Youth & Young Adult Division,
and the Latinx Youth Reengagement Project Team are pleased to present the Latinx Youth Reengagement Project

We are also grateful to the thirty Latinx youth who shared their experiences and recommendations, and took
time to participate in this study. As a provider of a wide range of employment and education services to youth and
young adults ages 16-24 throughout King County DCHS is dedicated to addressing education and employment
disparities faced by youth of color in our area.

Additional Programs

Youth and Family Services Association

Contracted community-based agencies provide a range of counseling and youth development services to support young people to grow, learn, thrive, and succeed in life. Agencies work with youth and/or their families to reduce high-risk behaviors, and to gain access to life success pathways.


Each agency is connected to one of the 19 school districts in King County. Services vary by agency and may include

  • Legal system prevention and intervention resources
  • Youth development
  • Counseling
  • Case management
North King County and Seattle:
East King County:
South King County:
Contact one of the agencies above for more information.

Juvenile Justice Initiative

The providers below have specific programs to serve youth involved or at-risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Please contact one of the following providers to enroll a youth into a program:

New Family Services

The program provides education and employment support to young mothers/families enrolled in King County Public Health’s Nurse Family Partnership program. King County Department of Community Human Services staff provide education, training, information/referral and employment services. Public Health staff provide child development and family planning services.

To learn more about the program, contact Shereese Braun at Shereese.Braun@kingcounty.govor 206-477-4388

For More Information

These programs are not part of CYYAD, but could be useful to you.

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) - Developmental Disabilities

Children and Youth Mental Health - Behavioral Health and Recovery

Youth Services Center - King County Superior Court

Contact Us

Phone 206-263-9105

TTY Relay: 711

Fax: 206-296-5260