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). OFCO is working to establish this board which is authorized to monitor and ensure DCYF achieves its stated goals and outcomes.

Oversight Board Members

Find a current list of oversight board members here.

Information about Oversight Board Meetings

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Upcoming DCYF Oversight Board Meeting

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Where: John A. Cherberg Building, 304 15th Ave SW, Conference Room ABC, Olympia, WA 98504


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February 2019. DCYF Oversight Board announces appointment of Crista Johnson as executive director. View the press release here