Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Screening staff can tell you about the child's detention status and next hearing information: 206-205-9595 (24 hours/7 days a week).
For information on electronic home monitoring, call 206-477-9915.
Refer to the list of Juvenile Probation Units on the Juvenile Court Services webpage (near the bottom). Then contact the unit closest to your home address to find out who your Juvenile Probation Counselor is.
Youth being detained in secure detention are not allowed to receive phone calls. However, they are allowed to place collect phone calls on a regular basis.
To speak directly with a representative from Juvenile Detention, call Central Control at 206-477-9890, and follow the directions.
You can contact the Detention Manager's Office at 206-477-9916.
King County Youth Services Center map external link
1211 E. Alder St.
Seattle, WA 98122
From I-5 North: Take the James St. exit; go to the second light and turn right; go about a mile to 12th Avenue and turn right on 12th. Go past Jefferson St., parking lot will be on your left.
From I-5 South: Take the James St. exit; turn left on James St. Go about a mile to 12th Avenue and turn right onto 12th. Go past Jefferson St., parking lot will be on your left.
Some other useful links...
Google map external link for area surrounding King County Youth Services Center
By bus: Use the King County Metro Trip Planner to find a bus route and timetable.
Youth Services Center
The King County Youth Services Center (YSC) houses the Juvenile Detention Center, Juvenile Court, and Juvenile Court services as well as juvenile divisions of the Prosecuting Attorney's Office and the Department of Judicial Administration. The Youth Services Center is located at 1211 E. Alder St. in Seattle's Central District neighborhood.
New Children and Family Justice Center Coming in 2019
King County is building a new Children and Family Justice Center to replace the aging Youth Services Center. This voter-approved project will provide an efficient and safe facility to support juvenile and family court, juvenile detention, and services for youth and families.