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Juvenile Detention

Location: Courthouse, 6th Floor
WHEN: Visiting Hours:

Monday & Thursday: 6;30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.and 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon – 3:00 p.m.

WHO Can Visit: Only parents or legal guardians are allowed to visit.
HOW: picture identification is required of visitors
WHAT you can bring: keys and picture i.d. only.

General Information

Mandated under Title 13 of the Revised Code of Washington, Juvenile Detention is a safe and secure environment for youth who have been arrested for an offense, on a warrant or who are serving a sentence imposed by the Court. Services include:

  • medical, provided by a Nurse Practitioner
  • mental health
  • drug/alcohol
  • anger management
  • victim awareness
  • school program, provided by ESD 189

Detention provides a means of protecting the community from dangerous juvenile offenders and a place where a self-destructive juvenile can be protected from harming him/herself. Detention days are also a consequence/sanction for violating the peace of the community. It allows time for the offender to develop a plan to repair the harm they have caused and to make amends to the victim and community, to address their risk factors, and enhance their protective factors.

Bail Payments –

During regular business hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), bail may be paid to the Superior Court Clerk, 3rd Floor, Suite 301. (360-676-6777).
After hours, weekends and holidays, you may pay bail to the Detention Center, 6th Floor (cash, US funds only).