The Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center is King County's youth detention facility. It is located in Seattle's Central District.
We only use detention for the most serious or violent crimes, and for high-risk offenders. Youth attend school and have access to many programs and services while in detention. The focus is on rehabilitation and community safety. Our goal is to help youth become healthy, productive adults.
Our mission: The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention, Juvenile Division, is committed to providing quality, innovative, comprehensive services to youth, families, the community, and the juvenile justice system within a quality work environment by professional, caring staff.