Juvenile Court Services

Juvenile Court Services has jurisdiction over juveniles who violate criminal laws and who are in need of protection and/or advocacy as a result of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. This is accomplished through probation, court, detention, adoption (Superior Court), and support services.

Our Mission

Juvenile Court Services aims to serve our community by providing a system that is free of bias based on gender, race, or ethnicity and by promoting public safety, accountability, and positive change for delinquent, dependent, at-risk children and their families.
  1. Alternatives to Detention

    Learn more about youth programs that provide an alternative to Juvenile Detention.

  2. Annual Reports

    The purpose of the Annual Report is to provide the Spokane Community an account of the actions and outcomes of its Juvenile Court.

  3. BECCA (Juvenile Non-Offender) Information

    The Becca Bill, passed by state legislature in 1995, was designed for parents to gain assistance from the courts to support their at-risk teenagers.

  4. Compliance With Prison Rape Elimination Act

    View the precautions and guidelines followed by Juvenile Court Services to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

  5. Dependency

    Learn about the Juvenile Court Act regarding dependency and termination of the parent-child relationship.

  6. Forms & Publications

    Find helpful Juvenile Services documents such as forms, packets, and publications.

  7. Frequently Asked Questions

    View answers to questions asked frequently of Juvenile Court Services.

  8. Judge & Commissioners

    The Spokane County Juvenile Court is a division of the Superior Court and operates under the administrative authority of the Superior Court Judges.

  9. Juvenile Court & Community Resources

    View a listing of Juvenile Court and Community resources and programs.

  10. Juvenile Detention Information

    The long-range goal of Juvenile Detention is to produce contributing citizens. The immediate objectives toward that goal are to provide a safe and secure environment, enforce accountability, and promote positive change for detained youth.

  11. Sealing & Destruction of Juvenile Records

    Under certain conditions of the law you may be eligible for sealing or destruction of your Spokane County Juvenile Court records.

  12. System Improvement Efforts

    Spokane County Juvenile Court is currently involved in two systems improvement efforts. They are Models for Change and Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI).

  13. Volunteer Opportunities

    Spokane County Juvenile Court believes volunteers are essential for the effective implementation of our programs. Their skills and abilities benefit the court, the family, and the community.

  14. Administrative Records