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…

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…

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…

Saturday April 30 – The Mayor’s Education Summit Garfield High School Seattle, WA

The Mayor’s Education Summit Mayor Edward B. Murray’s Education Summit builds on the City’s existing partnership with Seattle Public Schools to address the disparity in educational opportunity and outcomes that disproportionately impact students of color and those from lower-income families. Community voices and local leaders will share what’s working well in our schools, where more…

May 5 – Youth 16-24 Seattle Opportunity & Job Fair !

Your Future Starts Here Seattle & King County. Are you between 16 and 24 and not in school or working? More than 30 national and local companies want to hire you! Register now! Hundreds of Interviews & On the Spot Offers – Register TODAY to guarantee your interview! When: May 5th, 9 am to 4…

More than 30 major companies to host youth opportunity job fair in Seattle

On May 5, more than 30 major companies will host a hiring fair for youth at CenturyLink Field Event Center. The job fair is part of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, a coalition of top U.S. companies that is expanding its national youth hiring movement to Seattle. Together, they will interview hundreds of 16-24 year olds…

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (the Opportunity Act) was signed by President Obama on July 22, 2014 after passing Congress with broad bipartisan support. The Opportunity Act reauthorizes and amends the Workforce Investment Act (1998) through important workforce system reforms. The Opportunity Act empowers local areas and private sector-led workforce boards with the responsibility…

2016 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Resource Guide

See the VIDEO 2016 NCVRW Theme Video: Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope Every year in April, OVC helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which will be observed in 2016 on April 10–16. This year’s theme—Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope.—underscores the importance of…

Seattle Urban League ‘Career Bridge’ Program

Please visit the Seattle Urban League Website Career Bridge Overview Career Bridge began in 2012, following a spate of gun violence and deaths in Seattle. Career Bridge was initially developed and piloted as a collaborative effort between the City of Seattle and community partners to address the disproportionate rates of violence and trauma research showed…