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“Inside Olympia” — Sept. 7, 2017: Dept. of Children, Youth and Families

by Mike Bay

The 2017 Legislature created a significant new state agency with a challenging mission: protecting and educating Washington’s children.

Why did lawmakers create the new Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families? Will the new agency succeed, and how will its success be measured?

We sit down with the first Secretary of the new department, Ross Hunter. Plus, an interview with long-time child services advocate Laurie Lippold of Partners for Our Children.

Watch the episode here: