Center for Children & Youth Justice, motto “Better Systems Better Lives,” is exactly the kind of organization that every state in the country needs. Headed by former WA State Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge, CCYJ brings together the best minds to improve both the foster care and the juvenile justice system. Bridge and those like her know that getting those two systems working properly will make a huge contribution to the betterment of all our communities. (We’ll be posting an interview Bob did with Judge Bridge about Colton’s case in the Deleted Scenes portion of the website.)
Orcas Island Children’s House is a licensed early learning center serving Orcas Island families for more than 40 years. Children’s House helps to preserve the sustainability of our unique Island by providing families an education-oriented environment for their toddler- and preschool-aged children.
Founded by local activists in the Spring of 1999, The Funhouse is a not-for-profit community center that fosters fun and learning. It’s also a safety net for the youth of Orcas Island. The Funhouse focuses on the well-being of kids 7-18, and provides extensive mentoring programs, after-school programs, drop-out prevention programs, and support for teens.
National Children’s Alliance is a professional membership organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for over 35 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.
Child Welfare League of America is a powerful coalition of hundreds of private and public agencies serving vulnerable children and families since 1920. Our expertise, leadership and innovation on policies, programs, and practices help improve the lives of millions of children in all 50 states.