Spokane County
1116 W. Broadway Ave
Spokane, WA 99260
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Alternatives to Detention

Teenagers working in a community gardenCommunity Service Program

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

Learn more about the Community Service Program.

An ankle monitor being installedElectronic Monitoring (EM)

A cost effective alternative to juvenile detention where participants must remain in their residence unless pre-approved to attend school, employment, medical, and legal appointments.

Learn more about Electronic Monitoring.

Boys playing basketballEvening Reporting Program

The Alternative Detention Evening Reporting Program is a 1-15 day program developed as an alternative to 24 hour secure detention for juvenile offenders.

Learn more about Evening Reporting Program.

Teenagers in a classroomSAC School

The SAC School serves our community by promoting education, accountability, and positive change for delinquent and truant youth. The SAC school serves over 200 students annually.

Learn more about SAC School.

Teens in a classroomWeekend Program

This 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.

Learn more about the Weekend Program.


Girls Group


A weekly guided group for girls in violation of their court order or as part of their diversion contract that allows them to learn and engage through pro-social activities which includes positive interaction with peers, role models and the community.

Learn more about the Girls Group.