Juvenile Court

The Denney Juvenile Justice Center exists to serve the youth of Snohomish County in a variety of venues.

Letter to our community (June 17, 2020) from the Snohomish County Superior Court Judges and Commissioners.

Denney Juvenile Justice Center

Juvenile Court Operations Announcements 

Zoom Links (Apr. 2021 - Aug. 2021)
Zoom is currently being used for some hearings. Please review the instruction sheet below.

Information on Using Zoom [PDF]

Administrative Order:
Snohomish County Superior Court Emergency Order 38-20


Modification of Court Operations


Snohomish County Superior Court Emergency Orders


A message from Superior Court Presiding Judge Weiss:

March 24, 2020: A message from the Presiding Judge:
On March 23, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee signed a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order.”  Snohomish County Executive will be signing a similar order.  Superior Court is an essential business and we will not be closing.  We have for the past few weeks modified our operations and continue to study and modify our operations on a daily basis.  Our goals are: (1) to remain open to allow access to those who need the assistance of the Court, (2)  have as few people appearing in person at the Courthouse for their legal proceedings as possible for the safety of our staff, court personnel, and the public., and (3) to have all civil matters handled either without any court appearance, or by telephonic or video proceedings.  We have reduced our staffing level to those personnel that have been deemed essential.  While we have not yet achieved all of our goals  we are getting closer.  While we continue to monitor operations we urge only those with matters that critically need to be heard by the court appear in person.  Thank you for your assistance in these difficult and unprecedented times.

Judge Bruce I. Weiss
Snohomish County Court Presiding Judge

Dependency Court

Juvenile Dependency Court operates to serve families with children (ages 0-18) who have pending allegations of abuse and neglect filed with the Court by Child Protective Services.

Detention Services

Our detention services professionals provide youth with a safe environment to serve secure confinement imposed for illegal activity or non-compliance with court ordered expectations.

Probation Services

The Juvenile Probation Services Department embraces a model of community supervision that focuses on assessing youth and the use of evidence-based practices or programs.

Truancy Court

Truancy / At-Risk Youth (ARY) / Child in Need of Services (CHINS) Courts are services offered by the Court to address non-criminal behavior.