The Joseph Project shall provide Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices in the school environment program services in accordance with the terms and conditions described herewith. Funding for investments in this program is provided by the King County Best Starts for Kids (BSK) Levy and is managed by Public Health- Seattle & King County, which has lead responsibility for achieving and monitoring the overall outcomes.
Best Starts for Kids (BSK) is an initiative to improve the health and well-being of King County by investing in promotion, prevention, and early intervention for children, youth, families, and communities. Best Starts for Kids is rooted in the fundamental belief – from within King County government and across King County’s richly diverse communities – that our county is a region of considerable opportunity, and that we all benefit when each and every King County child, youth and young adult is supported to achieve their fullest potential. Our goal is to ensure that all people, regardless of who they are and where they live, have the opportunity to thrive, with full and equal access to opportunities, power, and resources.
King County Best Starts for Kids via The Joseph Project and Public Health – Seattle & King County share a commitment to contributing to change and improved equity in the Best Starts for Kids Headline indicators for five to 24 year olds:
• Youth who are flourishing and resilient;
• Youth who graduate from high school on-time;
• Youth are not suspended/expelled from school;
• Youth are not chronically absent from school;
• Youth who have supportive adults;
• Youth believe in their ability to succeed;
• Youth have strong peer/school relationships;
• Youth have positive social-emotional development.
This agreement confirms a partnership between The Joseph Project (referred to as the Recipient for the remainder of this document) and Best Starts for Kids under Public Health – Seattle & King County to support Trauma-Informed and Restorative Practices programs in King County.