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).
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: November 5, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Webinar

Join Zoom meeting online or by phone:

Meeting ID: 245 881 915

Number: 1-669-900-6833
ID: 245 881 915#

Past DCYF Oversight Board Meetings

October 17, 2019 – Tacoma, WA
Meeting Minutes: pending board approval

September 19, 2019 – Seattle, WA
Meeting Minutes

August 15, 2019 – Wenatchee, WA
Meeting Minutes

July 18, 2019 – Olympia, WA
Meeting Minutes

June 3, 2019 – Seattle, WA
Meeting Minutes

March 28, 2019 – Olympia, WA
Meeting Minute