Alternatives to Detention

  1. Community Service Program

    Youth have the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions by repairing and making amends to the damage resulting from poor choices and criminal activity.

  2. Community Supervision

    Probation Counselors collaborate with community resources to reduce risk factors and strengthen protective factors.

  3. Community Truancy Board

    Learn more about the Community Truancy Board's youth support programs, and request your own Community Truancy Board Toolkit.

  4. Diversion

    Diversion is a method of dealing with juveniles who are charged with a minor criminal offense or infraction.

  5. Electronic Monitoring

    The Electronic Monitoring is a cost effective alternative to juvenile detention. Participants must remain in their residence unless pre-approved to attend school, employment, medical, and legal appointments.

  6. Evening Reporting Program

    The Evening Reporting Program began in October 2005, and is an alternative to confinement for youth who have violated their conditions of probation.

  7. Girls Group

    Girls Group was developed in 2006. It is a supportive, fun, and educational program for at-risk young women under the jurisdiction of the Court.

  8. Risk Assessment

    Risk assessment is part of a case management process initiated by the Juvenile Court Administrators of Washington State in 1997, which can help keep juveniles out of custody.

  9. Structured Alternative Confinement (SAC) School

    The SAC School serves our community by promoting education, accountability, and positive change for youth under the jurisdiction of the court. The SAC school serves over 200 students annually.

  10. Weekend Program

    The Weekend Program encourages status offenders to identify reasons for continued violation of at-risk and truancy petitions, and to learn the skills and steps needed to make better decisions in the future.