The DCYF Oversight Board was created by HB 1661 in 2017 and was fully formed in March 2019. The Oversight Board is an independent body consisting of 21 members.

The Oversight Board exists for the purpose of monitoring and ensuring that DCYF achieves the stated outcomes as intended by the legislation, and to ensure that the department complies with administrative acts, relevant statutes, rules, and policies pertaining to early earning, juvenile rehabilitation, juvenile justice, and children and family services.

Upcoming DCYF Oversight Board Meetings

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Capitol Court Building Conference Room, Room 135
1110 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501


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The DCYF Oversight Board’s response and feedback on DCYF’s Draft Strategic Priorities for 2021-2026 – March 2021

Apply to serve on the Child Care Licensing Internal Review Process Panel (IRP) 

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DCYF Oversight Board Statement on the Call for Racial Justice


February 2019: DCYF Oversight Board announces the appointment of Crista Johnson as Executive Director. 

April 2019: DCYF Oversight Board announces the hiring of Nickolaus Colgan as Administrative Coordinator.

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Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

DCYF Oversight Board Members

Find a current list of oversight board members.

DCYF Oversight Board Bylaws

Find the current version of the bylaws.

DCYF Oversight Board Stated Outcomes, Powers, and Work Activities One-Pager

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