King County Youth Detention Facility

County Juvenile

Last Updated: July 14, 2021
1211 E Alder Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

King Co Juvenile is for County Juvenile offenders have not been sentenced yet and are detained here until their case is heard.

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King County Youth Detention Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 206-205-9565

The King County Youth Detention Facility is a medium to low-security detention center located at 1211 E Alder Ave Seattle, WA that is operated locally by the Juvenile Justice Department and holds youths awaiting the determination of punishment for the crimes which they are accused. Most of the adolescents are here for less than two years.

Youth may be detained following an arrest for allegedly committing an offense or on a warrant; pending trial; as part of a sentence or as part of an order sanctioning the youth for violating the terms of probation. Non-offenders (truants, at-risk youth, children in need of services, or dependents) who violate a court order or are arrested on a warrant may also be detained. 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.

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.

King County - about Juvenile Detention

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King County WA Youth Service Center-Rehabilitative Services

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  • Alternatives to Secure Detention (ASD)

King County WA Youth Service Center-Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Inmate Locator

Juvenile facilities overseen by King County do not publish the names of the offenders housed in their facility. As such, there is no public forum for this information.

Visitation Information

King County Youth Detention Facility - Visitation

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Video visitation offers a convenient way for parents and guardians to visit with their children instead of traveling and waiting in long lines. All video visitation available at the Children and Family Justice Center is free. You may sign up for Securus Video Visitation by going to: or downloading the free Securus APP.

Monday through Friday
3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

No visitation allowed between the hours of:

11:00 AM and 12:00 PM
6:15 PM and 6:45 PM

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