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Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Aaron Dixon gives Freedom School participants a tour to learn the history of Seattle’s Central District.

Photo: AFSC

AFSC's Seattle Community Justice Program develops youth leadership for social change. We work to end racial disparities in the juvenile and adult justice systems.

Tyree Scott Leadership Institute

The Tyree Scott Freedom School is a powerful participatory experience for young people designed to inspire a lifetime of community involvement. Youth analyze the systems that perpetuate violence and injustice and learn about social change movements, empowering them to promote racial justice, human rights, and peace. Freedom schools take place in juvenile detention centers and during the summer and winter.

Youth Undoing Institutional Racism meets weekly to provide opportunities for youth to develop their leadership for change. Participants gain depth of knowledge about social justice issues; enhance planning, facilitation, and organizing skills; and implement projects that challenge racism.

Healing Justice

The Prison Industrial Complex Campaign brings together youth and community members to advocate for policies to reduce negative impacts of the prison-industrial complex on youth and communities of color.

The Restorative Justice Project will partner previously incarcerated youth, Seattle police officers, and youth workers to examine the impact of primary and secondary trauma, institutional racism, and economic injustice. Our goal is to promote healthy relationships and reduce incarceration rates of youth of color.