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Seattle considers $600,000 proposal for alternatives to youth detention

The Seattle City Council is getting ready to vote on a proposal to that would allocate $600,000 to develop alternatives to youth incarceration. The move has been welcomed by youth anti-racist organizers supported by AFSC's Community Justice Program. The young organizers have worked for years to derail a proposed $212 million youth jail and instead develop community-based anti-racist alternatives to detention.

An article about the new proposal before City Council appeared in The Stranger