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Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention

Operating safe, secure, and humane detention facilities and community corrections programs
Department of Adult &
Juvenile Detention

Administration
King County Courthouse
516 Third Avenue,
Room E245
Seattle, WA 98104
Office hours:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
King County DAJD

King County Community Corrections

"Working collaboratively to create efficient and effective alternatives to incarceration."


Community Corrections - Yesler Building

About Community Corrections 






Contact Info

Community Corrections Administration (CCD) is located at:
Yesler Building
400 Yesler Way, Suite 260
Seattle, WA 98104  map (external link)

Phone: 206-296-3600
Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Who We Are

The Community Corrections Division provides the court system, as well as the offender, with pre-trial and sentenced alternatives to secure confinement.  The alternatives and services we offer strive to use evidence-based practices that promote pro-social behaviors and lifestyles. Our alternatives and services are available to persons charged with an offense who are incarcerated or who are facing incarceration. In order to be eligible to participate, a person must be ordered to the program by the court. The court may use the alternatives pretrial and after conviction. All persons ordered must be statutorily eligible for the program.             TO TOP

Background

In 2002, the King County Executive, Chair of the King County Council, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court, Presiding Judge of the District Court, Prosecuting Attorney and the Sheriff's Office called for the implementation of a Community Corrections operation aimed at reducing criminal justice costs while maintaining public safety.  The  working group, headed by the Chief Deputy of the Prosecuting Attorney's Office, submitted a plan to the Criminal Justice Council.  The plan called for Community Corrections to continue Work Education Release, Electronic Home Detention, consolidate offender work crews into the Community Work Program and establish a day reporting center.  On December 16, 2002, the County Council passed an Ordinance creating the Community Corrections Division.            TO TOP

Goals

  • Improve quality of life for offenders and decrease their involvement in the Criminal Justice System
  • Reduce the jail population
  • Decrease the failure to appear rate
  • Increase the offender's accountability
  • Reduce the offender's rate of re-offense
  • Address community safety
  • Support successful change in offender behavior
  • Expand the Divisions collaborative work with various partners to achieve its goals of increasing the use of alternatives

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Community Corrections Partners and Service Providers

Partners and service providers include but are not limited to the following: 

Criminal Justice Partners

King County Superior Court
King County District Court
King County Prosecutor's Office
King County Department of Public Defense
King County Department of Judicial Administration
King County Department of Community and Human Services    
King County Sheriff's Office

Service Providing Partners

Sound Mental Health
Public Health - Seattle and King County
Learning Disabilities Association of Washington
Family Services
New Beginnings
South Seattle Community College
Worksource
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
United Way of King County
King County Jobs Initiative
People of Color Against AIDS Network

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