DCYF Oversight Board


In 2017, the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) was created with the passage of HB 1661. DCYF administers early learning, child welfare, juvenile justice and juvenile rehabilitation services previously administered by two separate state agencies – the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the Department of Early Learning (DEL). The creation of DCYF restructures how the state serves children, youth and families through a continuum of care, with the goal of producing better outcomes in all Washington communities

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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Annual Legislative Report

2019 Legislative Report

Upcoming DCYF Oversight Board Meeting

When: January 16, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Capitol Court Building, Room 135
1110 Capitol Way S
Olympia, WA 98501

Join Zoom meeting online or by phone:
Online: https://zoom.us/j/262632459
Meeting ID: 262 632 459
Number: 1-669-900-6833
ID: 262 632 459#

Past DCYF Oversight Board Meetings

November 5, 2019

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