Survey Introduction & Qualifications

Do you want the child welfare and juvenile justice systems to be more supportive of military families? Do you have ideas for how foster care, group homes, detention, juvenile courts, probation, and similar programs can change to better serve youth from military families? Do you want a $15 Amazon gift card for sharing your thoughts and ideas?

If yes, we want to hear from you!

Survey Qualifications:
  • You are at least 16 years old
  • You are a member of at least one of the following categories:
  1. A child of (an) active duty or reserve parent(s)
  2. A child of (a) veteran parent(s) who was/were active duty/reserve during my childhood
  3. An adult who grew up with (an) active duty or reserve parent(s)
  4. A current or former civilian spouse/partner to an active duty or reserve service member, with one or more military dependent children
  5. A current or former civilian spouse/partner to a veteran, with one or more children who were military dependents during my partner’s service
  6. An active duty or reserve service member, with one or more military dependent children
  7. A veteran, with one or more children who were military dependents during my service
  • You or your child(ren) are currently or have been previously involved either or both:
  1. Washington State’s child welfare AND/OR juvenile justice system (this includes foster care, group homes, independent living programs, detention, probation, JRA (such as Naselle, Echo Glen, Camp Outlook), truancy petitions, children in need of services petitions, at-risk youth petitions, or similar situations)
  2. Military systems/programming for child welfare AND/OR juvenile delinquency concerns, including but not limited to the Family Advocacy Program and Juvenile Review Boards

This survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete and will be available until September 30, 2018. Upon completion of the survey, you will be able to enter an email address to receive a $15 Amazon gift card!

This survey is being conducted by the Center for Children & Youth Justice (CCYJ) as part of the To Honor and Serve project, an initiative designed to identify and address the needs of military dependent youth in Washington’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems. CCYJ's goal is to utilize information gathered from this initiative to reform the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems to be more responsive to the unique needs of military families.

All responses to this survey are completely anonymous. We value your privacy and we will not collect your name or any other identifying information in this survey. All survey responses will be stored in a password protected electronic format that only members of CCYJ’s research team will be able to access.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary and all questions are optional. If you do not want to start the survey or decide you do not want to complete the survey once you have started, you will not be penalized in any way.

The information gathered through this survey will be aggregated and then included in a report written by CCYJ that will be used to educate and influence those who have the ability to improve the systems serving military youth and their families. Your voice is critical to the success of the To Honor and Serve project. By completing this survey, you are helping us change the child welfare and juvenile systems to become more inclusive and responsive.

If you have questions about this survey, please contact Melanie Nadon – Mnadon@ccyj.org, 206-696-7503 ext. 21.

For more information about To Honor and Serve or CCYJ, please visit: https://ccyj.org/our-work/supporting-military-youth/ 
Before participating in this survey, you must indicate your age and the category you belong to which qualifies you to take this survey.  You must also given consent to participate by selecting "agree" below for question #3. 

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* 1. What is your age?

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* 2. Which of the following describes you best?

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* 3. By selecting “agree”, you are confirming the following:
   a.    You have read the above information
   b.    CCYJ can use the anonymous information you provide in a report
   c.    You meet the survey qualifications listed above

If you do not wish to participate in this study, please select “disagree” below and exit this survey.

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