Is a Youth and Family Advocate Program Administrator with the Department of Social and Health Services at Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation Administration. She is the first juvenile ever in the state of Washington to receive a pardon from the Governor–a story told in the documentary “Starcia”, which recently won a NW Regional Emmy. Starcia’s goal of empowering youth led her to obtain a degree in Criminal Justice from Washington State University in 2010. She now serves on the Governor’s Washington State Partnership Council for Juvenile Justice. She was the 2012 Champion for Change Award recipient from the MacArthur Foundation and won the Courage award for public service in 2013. Most recently she has been chosen as a 2014 SOROS Justice Fellow by the Open Society Foundation and as Vice Chair to the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice representing Alaska, Oregon, Hawaii and Washington. November 2015 elected to ACLU Washington Board of Directors.
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