King County Juvenile Division
The King County Juvenile Division is responsible for the care and custody of youth in detention. State law requires King County to provide a juvenile detention facility.
King County uses detention sparingly and only for the most serious or violent crimes and high-risk offenders. While in detention, youth attend school and have access to a wide range of programs and services. The focus is on rehabilitation, not punishment, and ensuring community safety. King County is committed to helping youth involved in Juvenile Court develop into healthy, productive adults.
Visiting Juvenile Detention
- Contact information
- Directions and parking
- Visiting hours and guidelines
About Juvenile Detention
- Mission and vision
- Who may be detained?
- Frequently asked questions
- Programs and services
- Alternatives to Secure Detention (ASD)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)