Volunteer with Inmates and Detainees

Dedicated. Compassionate. Committed. Volunteers are selfless individuals who are inspired to make a difference and change lives. And we’re proud to say that many such volunteers have found a home, serving inmates and detainees within our facilities, mending the broken-spirited, and giving hope to those who just needed someone to believe in them. At CCA,…

Department of Justice to Launch Inaugural National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week

Department of Justice to Launch Inaugural National Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week Attorney General Lynch will Travel to Lexington, Kentucky as Part of the Justice Department’s Awareness Campaign to Address the Rising Public Health Crisis of Drug Addiction The Obama Administration is announcing a “week of action” to raise awareness about the rising public health…

Councilmember Bagshaw on Opiate Addiction Taskforce Findings

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) issued the following statement following the release of the Opiate Addiction Task Force’s recommendations: “Opiate addiction is a terrible reality, and it’s a problem that we have seen across the nation. Addiction clearly exacerbates the struggle for those seeking to overcome homelessness, which is why I’m…

Here’s how to send love and support to injured officer, family

A Mount Vernon police officer shot in the head is in “very critical” condition, a Harborview spokesperson said at a Friday morning press conference. The hospital says the officer, 61, was in surgery for at least a few hours. Read developing updates here. Hospital officials did not release any updates on the officer’s current condition,…

BUYER BEWARE: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer hits the streets

By Nadia Kounang and Tony Marco, CNN The American heroin epidemic has become more dangerous, as reports of heroin laced with carfentanil are being reported throughout the country. Carfentanil is the most potent opioid used commercially, 10,000 times stronger than morphine. It is a version or analogue of fentanyl, the painkiller that most recently made…

Reform advocates upset over pushback over changing malice law

Members of the legislative task force formed to recommend policy to next year’s Legislature on how to reduce violent interactions involving law enforcement listen Tuesday to executive director Sue Rahr of the state Criminal Justice Training Center during their meeting at the Burien facility. Peter Haley phaley@thenewstribune.com When an effort by state lawmakers to make…

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion

LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) caseworker Tim Candela, right, attends a LEAD meeting at the SPD West Precinct From: CapitolHillSeattle In recent weeks, East Precinct officers have been trained to participate in the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program. LEAD now joins the already functioning Multi-Disciplinary Team program on Capitol Hill in giving law enforcement new…

VOCAL Washington on Seattle Capitol Hill This Week

From: CapitolHillSeattle Meanwhile, another potential public health intervention for chronic drug users is making the rounds in Seattle. A mock safe consumption site for drug users set up by VOCAL Washington is making stops on Capitol Hill this week. The site targets users who inject and provides low-threshold access to a supervised space to consume…

Saturday July 16 – East Precinct Community Picnic

You are invited to a community picnic with the Seattle Police and the neighborhood surrounding Powell Barnett Park next Saturday, July 16, 1pm to 4pm, at Powell Barnett Park, MLK JR Way, between E Yesler and E Cherry. This is a community policing/fun activity — music, hot dogs and ice cream, entertainment and door prizes….

Mayor Murray addresses police reform and accountability

Mayor Murray addresses police reform and accountability July 7, 2016 by Office of the Mayor Today, Mayor Ed Murray delivered the following remarks regarding the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, and police reform and accountability: As I have said many times before, the issue of race and racism is the greatest challenge we…

Guiding Good Choices: Rainier Community Center

With a focus on prevention, Communities in Action is offering its next Guiding Good Choices workshop beginning Tuesday (6/14) evening at Rainier Community Center (4800 38th Avenue S, Seattle). This 5-session Guiding Good Choices series will be offered on 6/14, 6/16, 6/21, 6/23, and 6/30 with dinner provided at 5:30 pm. Parents, grandparents, guardians, coaches…

SAVE A LIFE: WITH THIS APP – ‘PULSEPOINT’

DOWNLOAD THE PULSEPOINT APP NOW You know the difference early CPR and defibrillation can make in a Sudden Cardiac Arrest event. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they’ve had CPR training, and most would be willing to use CPR or an AED to help save a stranger’s life. Yet only 11% say they’ve used CPR…