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Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center

The Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center (CCFJC) houses Juvenile Court, Juvenile Detention, and a variety of related programs.

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Visiting youth in detention

Photo showing the front of the the Clark Children and Family Justice Center.

How to get there

Visitors are encouraged to use public transit as parking is limited. King County Metro routes 3 and 4 serve the area. 

Take a bus with King County Metro's Online Trip Planner

Direction by car

  1. From I-5 North or South, take the James Street exit, travel east past Swedish Medical Center and Seattle University.
  2. Turn right on 12th Avenue and continue for a quarter-mile.
  3. The Youth Services Center is on the east side of 12th Avenue.

Or use your preferred driving directions application to direct you to

1211 East Alder Street
Seattle, WA 98122-5593

Parking information

Public parking is available. The entrance to the parking garage is located on 12th Avenue.

Bicycle parking

Park your bikes near the main entrance of the facility.

Building entrance

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


Ask for a specific accommodation by completing a Request for Reasonable Accommodation form (53KB)

When you arrive

Security screening

You will pass through a security screening station as you enter the courthouse.

Learn about the items prohibited from King County court facilities (63KB) 

Watch a video describing security screening at courthouse entryways


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.


The CCFJC Childcare Center is currently closed until further notice.