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Theft 3 Mall Safety Pilot Project
Birthed out of the appointed King County Juvenile Justice Equity Steering Committee (JJESC) by the Executive of King County Mr. Dow Constantine is the Theft 3 Mall Safety Pilot Project. The project brings three unique organizations together to help lower the number and hopefully all together do away with juvenile referrals for charges coming from Westfield Mall in Tukwila Washington. Police officers can now divert shoplifting and other low-level cases to one of three providers: Horn of Africa (South Seattle), Safe Futures (West Seattle), and or G.E.M. (South King County). The goal is to reduce the number of filings on young adults, by diverted them into successfully community based programming that aim to redirect young adults energy.
Under the supervision of the Executive Director for the GloverEmpowerMentoring Program. Provide an array of case management services to 30 youth who are at risk of or are juvenile justice involved and their families.
The Intake Specialist is responsible for the assessment and intake of youth offenders (ages 12-18) at Westfield Southcenter Mall. This includes working alongside Westfield Southcenter Mall security and Loss Prevention Officers and Tukwila Police. This staff person will be responsible for the screening of youth and assigning of one of the three community diversion programs (Horn of Africa, Safe Futures, or Glover EmpowerMentoring Program). This program is part of and fully funded through the King County-wide Best Starts for Kids Initiative. BSK strategy 10 that states “Best Starts for Kids will adopt proven strategies to divert youth from the juvenile justice system, prevent incarceration and address disproportionality”. This program seeks to divert youth charged with misdemeanor theft away from the criminal justice system.