As in past years, the Youth and Law Forum (a FREE community service) will provide practical information about the justice system and offer youth and their parents/guardians a safe environment for discussing and learning about legal rights and responsibilities. The Saturday event will include a thought-provoking keynote address by Nicholas Brown, General Counsel to WA State Governor Jay Inslee, a noon-hour keynote by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Jones, and additional messages from Ms. De’Vaughnn Williams, Miss Black Washington USA 2016.

The Forum will also feature guests from our local and federal court system, local Police and Sheriff offices and the bar. Against the backdrop of federal review of local law enforcement issues, it is critical that we have representation from young men and women from all racial, cultural and socioeconomic groups. Hon. Charles V. Johnson is Honorary Chair and Co –founder and Ms. Alyson Palmer, Attorney at Law is Forum Chair.