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Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center

Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center


Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center (CCFJC) houses Juvenile Court, Juvenile Detention, and a variety of related programs. It is located in the First Hill neighborhood, 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

Phone: (206) 263-8634

Days and Hours of Building Access:

Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm

Building Entrance

The pedestrian path to the CCFJC entrance is in the middle of the block at 12th Avenue and East Alder.  

How to Get There:  Google Maps Link
  • By Bus: Visitors are encouraged to use public transit as parking is limited. King County Metro routes 3 and 4 serve the area. Use Metro's Trip Planner for more detailed directions.
  • By Car: The CCFJC 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.
Parking information

Public parking is available at the CCFJC. The entrance to the parking garage is located on 12th Avenue. Rates are as posted. Complementary parking validation is available upon request to members of the general public visiting the court or detention center.

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle parking is available near the main entrance of the facility.

Accommodations for People with Disabilities

If you have a disability, please complete a Request for Reasonable Accommodation form. The Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice 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.


The CCFJC Childcare Center is currently closed.

  • 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. 
Visiting Juvenile Detention

For additional information related to visiting youth in detention, view: Visiting Juvenile Detention.