Youth Committee


  • Youth Committee
    • Nominations sought for Spirit of Youth Award

      The Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice (WA-PCJJ) is seeking nominations for the fourth Annual “Spirit of Youth” award.  The intent of the award is to recognize and celebrate a young adult who has made great strides following involvement with the juvenile justice system; has overcome personal obstacles; and is today making significant contributions to society.  A $1,000 scholarship to attend a Washington state college, university or vocational/technical school is available to the award winner.

      The award also provides the WA-PCJJ and the public with an important opportunity to learn from a young person’s direct experience about the hard work and dedication it takes to build a better life, and how juvenile justice professionals and systems can most effectively be of help. 

    • Criteria:

      The award recipient must be:

      • Under the age of 24,
      • A person who was adjudicated delinquent and involved in the Washington State juvenile justice system,
      • Must have completed Parole and/or Probation conditions
      • Currently involved, directly or indirectly, in bettering the lives of youth, and
      • Has no outstanding court fines or restitution owed to victim(s) OR is demonstrating consistent payments of restitution in accordance with Court Order.
    • Nomination and selection process:

      The members of the WA-PCJJ will promote the Spirit of Youth Award by distributing nomination forms (pdf) to state and community organizations, media, and will be posted on the WA-PCJJ website at  

      The WA-PCJJ will maintain strict confidentiality when handling Award nomination forms.  Following is the 2016 nomination and selection process timeline:

      • Nomination process announced and distributed             January 10, 2018
      • Nominations due to Youth Committee                            March 9, 2018
      • WA-PCJJ Youth Committee selects award recipient     April 20, 2018
      • Award presented by Governor Inslee                            To be announced