Governor Inslee signed HB 1661 on July 6, 2017, creating the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). DCYF is a cabinet-level agency focused on the well-being of children, and combines the services and functions of the former DSHS Children’s Administration and Department of Early Learning. Beginning July 1, 2019 the DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation (JRA) will join DCYF.
RCW 43.216.015 creates an oversight board for DCYF – details regarding the board begin in subsection (9).
DCYF Oversight Board Members
Find a current list of oversight board members here.
DCYF Oversight Board Bylaws
Find the current version of the bylaws here.
February 2019: DCYF Oversight Board announces the appointment of Crista Johnson as Executive Director.
April 2019: DCYF Oversight Board announces the hiring of Nickolaus Colgan as Administrative Coordinator.
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Upcoming DCYF Oversight Board Meeting
When: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Where: 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Past DCYF Oversight Board Meetings
August 15, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA
Meeting Minutes: pending board approval