Federal Way City Council Member Jesse Johnson Endorses People’s Moratorium

“I support the No New Youth Jail Coalition and People’s Moratorium because I understand our need for culturally responsive prevention, intervention and diversion services to decrease youth incarceration and dismantle the prison industrial complex. Federal Way is 3rd in highest referrals to the juvenile system in King County and 82% of these referrals are youth of color. This is not just a question about the vision for the future of our county but about the soul of our community and we must advocate for preventative strategies to youth incarceration that will prevent further escalation into the system. ” —Federal Way City Council Member Jesse Johnson