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Aerial photo of the Clark Children and Family Justice Center

The Clark Children and Family Justice Center houses Juvenile Court, Juvenile Detention, and a variety of related programs. It is located between 12th and 14th Avenues, one block south of East Jefferson Street, roughly five blocks east of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Street Address:

1211 East Alder Street
Seattle, WA 98122-5593

Days and Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Days and Hours of Building Access:

Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm

How to Get There:  MAP

Parking information

Free valet parking is available at the Clark Children and Family Justice Center for clients and visitors. Access to the valet parking lot is from East Remington Court. Also, there is free two-hour parking on the streets located near the CFJC. Please see the parking map for more detail.

Bicycle Parking

imited bicycle parking is available in front of the old Youth Services Center just south of the CFJC. The spaces are east of the old facility's main entrance.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities

If you have a disability, please complete a Request for Reasonable Accommodation form. The Youth Services Center meets the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Security Screening

This court has a security screening station. These items are prohibited from King County court facilities. Watch a video describing security screening at courthouse entryways.

Juvenile Court Rules of Conduct


Childcare will be available soon at the Clark Children and Family Justice Center.


  • Within walking distance: Going north on 12th Avenue, between E. Jefferson Street and E. Madison Street, there are many restaurants and cafes, many located across from Seattle University. Swedish Hospital - Cherry Hill, located on E. Jefferson at 16th Avenue, has a large cafeteria.