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Screening staff can tell you about the child's detention status and next hearing information: 206-263-9595 (24 hours/7 days a week).

Youth being detained in secure detention are not allowed to receive phone calls. However, they are allowed to place collect phone calls on a regular basis.

To speak directly with a representative from Juvenile Detention, call 206-477-9890.

You can contact the Detention Manager's Office at 206-477-9916.

Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center map external link
1211 E. Alder St.
Seattle, WA 98122
206-263-9595

From I-5 North: Take the James Street exit; go to the second light and turn right; go about a mile to 12th Avenue and turn right on 12th; go past Jefferson Street; parking lot will be on your left.

From I-5 South: Take the James Street exit; turn left on James Street; go about a mile to 12th Avenue and turn right onto 12th; go past Jefferson Street; parking lot will be on your left.

By bus: Use the King County Metro Trip Planner  to find a bus route and timetable.

Area map: The neighborhood around the Children and Family Justice Center.

 

Youth Services Center

The King County Youth Services Center (YSC) houses the Juvenile Detention Center, Juvenile Court, and Juvenile Court services, as well as juvenile divisions of the Prosecuting Attorney's Office and the Department of Judicial Administration. The Youth Services Center is located at 1211 E. Alder St. in Seattle's Central District neighborhood.

King County Youth Services Center

New Children and Family Justice Center Coming in 2019

King County is building a new Children and Family Justice Center to replace the aging Youth Services Center. This voter-approved project will provide an efficient and safe facility to support juvenile and family court, juvenile detention, and services for youth and families.