Black women are a small number in King County yet they comprise a disproportionate number of those who are criminalized, in juvenile detention, jail, prison. Once a youth “gets a record” she will often find it difficult to complete her education, enter higher education, get employment. If a youth is not able to move further, climb her hill because of her past, her future is stymied. The
Agape House believes it is critical to be proactive, to get to this young woman before she gets into the streets intentionally or by other’s actions. We believe it is good return on investment (ROI) in saved, valuable lives and resources to see and to help every young woman who is facing systemic racism and other forms of mistreatment and injustice.