Community Passageways

Community Passageways We create alternatives to incarceration for young people by rebuilding our communities through committed relationships centered on love, compassion, and consistency.
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10/21/2020

Take a few minutes to build a better future for our youth!

We have an OPPORTUNITY to help youth in our community! Restorative Community Pathways would divert money from the racially disproportionate JV criminal legal system and invest in community-led programs that support youth, community and racial justice. It would help 100s of youth! KC Council is taking public testimony TONIGHT. Sign up to comment or email your councilmembers. Support youth. Support community. Act now! Nikkita Oliver Choose 180 Community Passageways

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I am writing to ask you to support and fully fund Restorative Community Pathways, a community response to harm, in the county’s biennial budget that is before you right now. This is an opportunity to make an immediate and significant difference for youth and build a safer and more just community. It’s an opportunity to make King County more racially just, to provide meaningful support to youth and families, to end a harmful and racist cycle of punishment, and to give victims a voice in the process. By supporting RCP, you will advance equity and social justice in King County.
RCP will create a community-led accountability and restoration process, led by skilled community navigators and community-based supports working together to prevent future harm and criminal legal system involvement. Navigators will begin building relationships and community supports with youth and their families very quickly, co-creating a plan with the young person and their support system based on needs and strengths to ensure successful interventions. The plans will be evidence-based, holistic, therapeutic, and ongoing. At the same time, harmed parties will be empowered; they’ll be offered opportunities for restorative mediation to repair harm. Formal prosecution rarely results in compensation; this program offers immediate compensation and provides a restorative process that includes a lasting emotional impact.
Our current system harms youth, especially Black youth, Indigenous youth, and youth of color (BIPOC). On average last year, BIPOC represented 72% of the youth prosecuted and 86% of the youth incarcerated in King County. The system is harmful, ineffective, and costly. I urge you to end this cycle by investing in a community-driven support system that leads with racial equity and care for our young people, their families, the harmed parties, and our community. Vote for a budget that fully funds RCP and diverts from the harmful juvenile legal system.

Please include your KC council district number in the subject line. To find out your district number, go here: https://www.kingcounty.gov/council/councilmembers/find_district.aspx
Best to email your council member directly. Here's a list:
• Jeanne Kohl-Welles: [email protected]
• Girmay Zahilay: [email protected]
• Claudia Balducci: [email protected]
• Rod Dembowski: [email protected].gov
• Kathy Lambert: [email protected]
• Joe McDermott: [email protected]
• Reagan Dunn: [email protected]
• Pete von Reichbauer: [email protected]
• Dave Upthegrove: [email protected]

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10/07/2020

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09/26/2020
Seattle Kraken

Huge thanks to Seattle Kraken for your support!

Community Passageways CEO and co-founder Dominique Davis leverages resources and opportunities to transform the life paths of young people facing felony charges. Here's how we can help → http://bit.ly/CPKraken925

09/25/2020
Coming together to serve the youth of King County

"Taking the bad game out and putting some good game in."

We're helping give young people in King County opportunities to build the lives they want—helping them overcome trauma, find clear paths forward, and give back to their communities. We're so grateful to the team at Pagliacci Pizza, which has been instrumental to our mission as we continue to grow and adapt to best serve our young people.

“As we head into the 2021 budget cycle, we expect council members to maintain their conviction, elevate Black lives, and...
09/23/2020
Seattle City Council votes to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s vetoes of police and public-safety changes to 2020 budget

“As we head into the 2021 budget cycle, we expect council members to maintain their conviction, elevate Black lives, and uphold their public commitments to divest from policing and reinvest in Black communities." - Decriminalize Seattle & King County Equity Now Coalition

The veto-override votes on the three bills were preceded by more than an hour of public comments, with most speakers urging council members to "hold the line" against the mayor.

09/17/2020
Dow Constantine, King County Executive

"For over a century we have invested heavily in the criminal legal system to punish those accused of committing crimes. This is a costly, ineffective, and self-perpetuating system that disproportionately targets and harms Black people, indigenous people and POC... particularly in the juvenile legal system." - Anita Khandelwal, King County Department of Public Defense

I'm announcing my proposed investments in anti-racism and criminal legal system transformation from my budget. Join us live to hear more.

“Every day when I wake up, I’m scared to look at my phone because I don’t know what I’m going to see,” said Community Pa...
09/04/2020
Violence Prevention Leaders Hold Mock Funeral to Call for Investment in Community-Based Public Safety Alternatives

“Every day when I wake up, I’m scared to look at my phone because I don’t know what I’m going to see,” said Community Passageways CEO Domini[que]Davis. “I’ve been to more funerals than birthday parties.”

Thanks for spreading the word, South Seattle Emerald!

by Paul Faruq Kiefer During the height of rush hour on Friday afternoon, four Black men carried a casket into the intersection of Rainier Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard and placed it on an…

“I think this is a damn shame that we have to get a casket and put it out on the street in our community, to get the att...
08/30/2020
Black activists use casket at Seattle rally to denounce gun violence in the community

“I think this is a damn shame that we have to get a casket and put it out on the street in our community, to get the attention that’s needed for our Black and brown bodies that are steadily dropping,” said Dom Davis
Who’s Next: We Want To Live. In the midst of a pandemic we cannot sit back and not doing anything concerning the other killer pandemic we are confronting, the uptick of urban gun violence.

https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/black-activists-use-casket-at-seattle-rally-to-denounce-gun-violence-in-the-community/281-fc30060c-a976-4768-b25f-848c12b6224f

Community leaders gathered near Franklin High School Friday for an anti-gun violence rally to demand better of those in power and those within their community.

We’re in the middle of two epidemics: COVID-19 and urban gun violence. If we don’t take action on gun violence now, more...
08/27/2020

We’re in the middle of two epidemics: COVID-19 and urban gun violence. If we don’t take action on gun violence now, more young people will die preventable deaths.

We need you to SHOW UP THIS FRIDAY and demand local officials recognize the urgency of this crisis and take action to keep young people alive.

Friday, August 28 | 3:00-5:30 pm | Rainier Avenue S outside Franklin High School

Our community can no longer be silent as our youth are killing each other! Come out and show our government officials th...
08/26/2020

Our community can no longer be silent as our youth are killing each other! Come out and show our government officials that it’s time to pour resources into our communities!! To deal with the gun violence, just like they pour resources into COVID! We are facing 2 pandemics!!!

“‘Today means that Jesse was not just an insignificant person and … it humanized him, and it gave hope to a lot of other...
08/25/2020
Auburn Police Officer Charged with Second-Degree Murder, Assault in the First Degree

“‘Today means that Jesse was not just an insignificant person and … it humanized him, and it gave hope to a lot of other families out there,’ said Elaine Simons, Sarey’s foster mother. ‘To get an officer charged and arrested for second-degree murder and first-degree assault is telling our community and our nation that no police officer is above the law and that they’ve got to be held to the same standard as our community would be held.’”

by Jack Russillo Jeff Nelson, the Auburn Police officer who shot 26-year-old Jesse Sarey in May 2019, was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault by King County Prosecutor Dan Sa…

With ordinances passed this week, Seattle and King County will both require legal counsel to explain Miranda rights to y...
08/22/2020
Seattle council approves law requiring lawyers for minors Mirandized by cops

With ordinances passed this week, Seattle and King County will both require legal counsel to explain Miranda rights to young people—so youth know all the facts before consenting to a search or answering questions.

“This is especially important because police are allowed to use a ruse, if necessary, based upon their determination to get information from a young person,” explained Sean Goode of Choose 180. “So, a police officer can say something like, ‘Well, if you just tell me what happened, you can go home,'" when that's not the truth.

The ordinance was named for Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens, a 17-year-old who dreamed of becoming a lawyer and helping people—but was shot by police during a botched sting operation.

Seattle City Council unanimously passed a bill Monday, which they hope will stop cops from being able to deceive juveniles being read their rights.

Reconnect to Opportunity is hosting a  Resource Fair!  This August 27thh  - The resource fair will be a drive up and dri...
08/18/2020
Reconnect to Opportunity Back to School Resource Fair

Reconnect to Opportunity is hosting a Resource Fair!
This August 27thh - The resource fair will be a drive up and drive thru, so youth and families are able to get back to school resources as well as learn about other programs within the region. Reconnect to Opportunity will be hosting the fair at their Tukwila YouthSource site and have a focus on education and employment opportunities for 16-24yr old youth.

The Eventbrite registration is below for any youth or families that would like to attend. Please share! They encourage sign ups so they gauge how much they will need as far as resources are concerned; however, they will not turn away any guests.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reconnect-to-opportunity-back-to-school-resource-fair-tickets-117087264159

Free resources, fresh food, giveaways, and much more! Don't miss out on this event and don't forget to bring a mask!

“We see their tears as they recount stories about the officer who pepper sprayed them while they were handcuffed and pus...
08/14/2020
Opinion | Empower King County youth to invoke their rights with police

“We see their tears as they recount stories about the officer who pepper sprayed them while they were handcuffed and pushed their face down on the hood of a car. We hear how they cried in the back of the patrol vehicle — alone — saying, “I can’t breathe.” We hear how the officers, laughing outside the car, insulted their dignity and stripped away their humanity.”

Young people too often waive their Miranda rights during encounters with law enforcement. We need to fix that.

08/12/2020
Let's Talk About Equity: Community Passageways

CP FIT is a unique program that centers lived experience—backed up by data and science from University of Washington. This episode of Let's Talk Equity on King County TV features a documentary on our program. You'll hear from our founder and CEO Dominique Davis, UW behavioral sciences professor Dr. Eric Trupin, young people who participated in the program, and the tireless mentors and coaches that help us make sure they have the support system they need. A discussion with Dom, Eric, and young people follows. Give it a watch.

08/06/2020

Hey CP family is give out food boxes today, including fresh produce, and dry foods from 3-4:30 at the office. We’ll be doing it out of the office, rather than the parking lot, because of the weather. See you all soon

07/28/2020
Closing youth jails means rethinking our punitive system

When our Community Ambassador DeShaun Nabors was arrested, his case was referred to Community Passageways. Staying with his community helped him “tap into his brilliance”—he’s healing and helping others, getting opportunities he’d never have in a jail cell.

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced last that county youth jails will be phased out by 2025. Closing the jails only matters if we dramatically reshape the punitive system regionally. We hope this is a chance to get down to the roots of the problems that tangled our young people in the legal system in the first place—but it means nothing without a plan, and communities of color need to be at that table.

Here’s DeShaun, along with our CEO and founder Dominique Davis, on what’s possible when we keep young people out of jail.

After years of public pressure, King County has finally committed to stop locking up our youth. Now it’s time to make su...
07/22/2020
King County Executive Dow Constantine commits to depopulate youth jail by 2025

After years of public pressure, King County has finally committed to stop locking up our youth. Now it’s time to make sure that happens as quickly as possible.

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced Tuesday afternoon he plans to convert the remaining detention units at the county's juvenile jail to "other uses" no later than 2025, citing a desire to move public funding away from "systems that are...

It’s that wonderful time of the week again. July 16thThursday at CP is giving out love boxes once more, between 3-5@ 772...
07/14/2020

It’s that wonderful time of the week again. July 16th
Thursday at CP is giving out love boxes once more, between [email protected] 7728 Rainier Ave s. First come first serve! Due to the current pandemic please practice social distancing. To keep the community and staff safe please wear a mask and stay in your vehicle. God bless you will see you Thursday.

The community SHOWED UP for the young people in our Deep Dive program at Youth Beyond Hunger Day! Together, we handed ou...
07/07/2020

The community SHOWED UP for the young people in our Deep Dive program at Youth Beyond Hunger Day! Together, we handed out hot meals, hygiene products, and clean clothes in Pioneer Square and downtown. The Deep Dive crew is looking forward to continuing to make a difference—stay tuned to see how you can help.

Pagliacci is doubling down support for Community Passageways. In addition to the mentoring, the jobs, the pizza and the ...
07/01/2020
Pagliacci Pizza for Community Passageways organized by Michelle Galvin

Pagliacci is doubling down support for Community Passageways. In addition to the mentoring, the jobs, the pizza and the financial support we have been providing, today, Pagliacci written a check to CP for an additional $10,000 and sponsoring a matching fund. For any contribution to CP, Pagliacci will match up to an additional $10,000. If you, your co-workers or your friends contribute, Pagliacci will match it. If we come together, we will raise $30,000.

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The past seven days have been a significant moment in our country’s history.… Michelle Galvin needs your support for Pagliacci Pizza for Community Passageways

Youth beyond HUNGRY DAY location is atOccidental and Jackson st
06/28/2020

Youth beyond HUNGRY DAY location is at
Occidental and Jackson st

The youth desires to give back to the community. Tomorrow we will be stapling flyers downtown Seattle informing the peop...
06/24/2020

The youth desires to give back to the community. Tomorrow we will be stapling flyers downtown Seattle informing the people that we will be providing hot food on Sunday June 28th 1-4pm. Youth beyond HUNGRY DAY location is at
Occidental and Jackson st

Come stand with us and fight for true justice. We will march because his life mattered, We match because he was our fri...
06/23/2020

Come stand with us and fight for true justice. We will march because his life mattered, We match because he was our friend, we march because he was our brother, We March because he was our son. We march because he was just a man! We will stand united and march for what is right. Accountability and Justice is what we demand. #Justice4Malik

We want justice for this young King!!! He was shot at 84 times and nobody has been held accountable! Malik was a unarme...
06/23/2020
New surveillance video shows Federal Way police kill paraplegic man

We want justice for this young King!!! He was shot at 84 times and nobody has been held accountable! Malik was a unarmed Paraplegic brother, son, and friend to many. It’s time for the Mayor of Federal Way Jim Ferrell and the Chief of Police Andy Hwang to be held accountable for the death of Malik Williams!!! #Justice4Malik

KING COUNTY, Wash. (KOMO) - After a passionate plea, surveillance video that captured a deadly police involved shooting was released late Thursday afternoon. The family of the victim – a 23-year-old paraplegic man – had been calling on investigators to release the video. “We want t...

06/22/2020

Juneteenth speech 2020

06/20/2020
Good Night Racism - Slavery, COVID19, Black Lives Matter and Juneteenth

CP celebrates this momentous holiday Juneteenth!
We celebrate the freeing of a people that had been enslaved for hundreds of years!
We celebrate the strength and resilience of a people that survived genocide!
We celebrate the brilliance and beauty of an oppressed people!
We celebrate the fight for RIGHTEOUSNESS, JUSTICE , and EQUALITY!
We celebrate that the world has opened its eyes to oppression and has joined the fight to stand up against racism and stand up for FREEDOM!!!

https://youtu.be/lLvLcAmzVXc

An epic look at the fight against racism since the era of slavery and the oppressive Jim Crow era up through the current Black Lives Matter movement and worl...

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Incredible event today. Thank you, Community Passageways and partners! The voices of these young leaders were powerful. And they were heard.
How can South Seattle Action for Justice support the Sunday We Want to Live March?
Thank you, Dominique Davis for educating the community on the good work your team is doing.