Commission on Children and Youth

 News and Events

Join Kitsap County and its partners for a free interactive session from 9 a.m. to noon June 14 at the Marvin Williams Center in Bremerton to consider the impacts of relationships and resources needed to help youth flourish. Please RSVP in advance here .



 About Us

Funding Sources

In 1992, as a step towards improving state services for children, Washington State lawmakers officially established the Family Policy Council, charged with making social programs and policies more responsive to the needs of families. Community Public Policy Health and Safety Networks were established by the Legislature in 1994 - using Family Policy Principles - as a way to give communities a larger role by tackling their own social problems. The Commission on Children and Youth became the local Community Public Health and Safety Network for Kitsap County in August of 2000: The Youth Commission supports activities that increase the capacity for the community to build developmental assets among youth.

The four problem areas that the Youth Commission has targeted include:

Dropping out of School
Youth Substance Abuse
Youth Violence
Child Abuse and Neglect



Our Programs & Resources

Kitsap Cares About Kids

Parents Guide to Prevent Underage Marijuana Use

Discovering What Kids Need to Succeed

Teen Action Groups

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Tobacco Use and Youth

Report an alcohol, tobacco or marijuana violation with the WA State Liquor and Cannabis Board

Tobacco and Vapor Product laws

Substance Abuse & Prevention


​Contact Us

Laura Hyde, Program Coordinator
(360) 337-4879 or lhyde@kitsap.gov

Sonya Miles, Deputy Director
Human Services
360-337-4839
smiles@kitsap.gov

Doug Washburn, Director
Human Services
360-337-4526 
dwashburn@kitsap.gov


Lakesha Anderson-Evans,  
Supervisor
Human Services
360-337-7185, x3530
lranderson@kitsap.gov 


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