DCYF Oversight Board


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).
Oversight Board Members

Find a current list of oversight board members here.


February 2019. DCYF Oversight Board announces appointment of Crista Johnson as executive director. 

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Upcoming DCYF Oversight Board Meeting

When: Thursday, July 18, 2019
Where: Capitol Court Building, 1110 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501
Agenda: TBD
Past Board Meetings

March 28, 2019 – Olympia, WA
Meeting Minutes

June 3, 2019 – Seattle, WA
Meeting Minutes: pending board approval