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With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), parents and guardians are highly encouraged to use video visitation to visit with their children in order to reduce risks of exposure to the public and youth in our care, consistent with the recommended social distancing for concerns surrounding COVID-19. Remote video visitation is available using your own computer, tablet, or smartphone. Details are provided below:

Video visitation offers a convenient way for parents and guardians to visit with their children instead of traveling and waiting in long lines. All video visitation available at the Children and Family Justice Center is free. You may sign up for Securus Video Visitation by going to: https://securustech.net/video-products/index.html or downloading the free Securus APP.

For more information call Securus at 1-877-578-3658 or visit at http://securus.custhelp.com/app/answers/list

The Children and Family Justice Center is located at 1211 E. Alder Street in Seattle's Central District neighborhood, near the main campus of Seattle University.

King County Children and Family Justice Center
1211 E. Alder Street
Seattle, WA 98122

By Bus
Parking is limited at the Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center. Visitors are encouraged to use public transit. King County Metro routes 3 and 4 serve the area. Use Metro's Trip Planner for more detailed directions.

By Car
The Children and Family Justice Center is located on 12th Avenue between Jefferson Street and East Yesler Way. From I-5 North or South, take the James Street exit, travel east past Swedish Medical Center and Seattle University. Turn right on 12th Avenue and continue for a quarter-mile. The Youth Services Center is on the east side of 12th Avenue.

Limited free visitor parking is available at the Children and Family Justice Center temporary parking lot, located off East Remington Court. Two-hour free street parking is also available nearby.

With the recent outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), parents and guardians are highly encouraged to use video visitation to visit with their children in order to reduce risks of exposure to the public and youth in our care, consistent with the recommended social distancing for concerns surrounding COVID-19. Remote video visitation is available using your own computer, tablet, or smartphone. Details are provided below:

Video visitation offers a convenient way for parents and guardians to visit with their children instead of traveling and waiting in long lines. All video visitation available at the Children and Family Justice Center is free. You may sign up for Securus Video Visitation by going to: https://securustech.net/video-products/index.html or downloading the free Securus APP.

For more information call Securus at 1-877-578-3658 or visit at http://securus.custhelp.com/app/answers/list

Monday through Friday
3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Saturday and Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Visits may be delayed by the Detention meal schedule.  Meals are served in Detention from 11:30 a.m. to noon and 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Visitors are required to follow these guidelines when visiting detention:

  • Visits may be up to 30 minutes long
  • Each youth may have visitors up to three times per week
  • Only parents and guardians and children under the age of 8 may visit
  • No food, clothing, money, or personal items may be brought into the visiting area

The King County Sheriff's Office provides security screening at the main entrance of the Children and Family Justice Center. Do not bring weapons of any kind to the facility. State laws regarding smoking and the possession of tobacco are strictly enforced.

Childcare is not available at the Children and Family Justice Center. If possible, it is best not to bring other children when visiting. If you do bring children with you to detention, remember that only children under 8 years of age are allowed into detention visiting.

Detention Screening
206-263-9595 (24 hours a day / 7 days a week)
Call detention screening if your child is arrested and you need to know the child's detention status and next hearing date and time.

Detention Information
206-477-9890 (24 hours a day / 7 days a week)
For other detention related information

Probation Information
If you know the youth's assigned probation counselor, you may contact that officer directly. If not, you may call 206-263-9595 to be transferred to the correct person.

 

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

Mail
You may send mail to youth in detention. All mail will be opened, reviewed, and screened for inappropriate content.

Mail may be sent to the following address:

Youth's Name
c/o King County Juvenile Detention
1211 E. Alder St.
Seattle, WA 98122

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.