The Washington Abassadors of the Credible Messenger Mentoring Movement
How We Got Started
In response to juvenile homicides in 2016, Northwest Credible Messenger began the formation of a community-based response to what we were seeing as the needs in our community.
Where We Are Now
As the Washington State Ambassadors for the national Credible Messenger Mentoring Movement, we focus on cultivating racial justice through proactive reinforcement of policies, practices, attitudes, and actions. Producing equitable access to treatment and opportunities for Black and Brown leaders and young people by strengthening our impacted communities to collective success.
Our Mission is to empower new and emerging Black and Brown community leaders, returning citizens and community-rooted organizations through Capacity Building – teaching the tools to build a seat at the table, Policy Advocacy – building acumen for lasting transformative change, and Positive Youth Justice – investing in the next generation of Black and Brown leadership.
We are grounded in the principles of Healing Centered Engagement and Positive Youth Justice. Operating with the methodology that relationships produce results we expand our capacity to support youth and community leaders in their transformation journey.
Utilizing this process to focus on the experiential connections to resources, services, supports, and leadership we ensure that opportunities young people may not have seen as an option in the past, are clear and present in their lives.
Positive Youth Justice
We operate out of the Positive Youth Justice methodology, that relationships produce results, utilizing this process to focus on the experiential connections to resources, services, supports and leadership, ensuring that young people may not have seen as an option in the past, is clear and present in their lives.
An asset driven approach aimed at the holistic restoration of young peoples’ well-being.