Detention Services

Programs & Services



A variety of community-based programs are offered to youth to assist them to develop positive adult relationships and build a variety of life skills. Many of these programs are offered by community volunteers. If you would like more information about our volunteer programs, please contact the detention supervisors at 425-388-7804.


Youth Supervision



Detention staff serve as positive role models and provide direct observation and supervision of youth in detention. The juvenile detention staff are responsible for intake screening and referral, housing operations, and assuring youth are transported to court, visitation, school, medical, and approved outside community appointments.

Health Services



The Health Services staff provide medical screening on each new admission or as deemed necessary. They also may provide follow-up treatment, which may include medication, treatment planning, or community referral. The staff works with the Snohomish Health District to provide communicable disease screening, juvenile health related education, and updates on community health issues. 

Parents or guardians of youth bring the youth's medication to detention. You will be asked to complete a Medication / Equipment Verification Form.

Educational Services



All youth in detention are required to attend school. The school program is offered in partnership with the Northwest Educational Service District 189. The primary focus of the educational program is to assist youth in transitioning back to their community school and developing a variety of life skills.

Food Services



Denney Juvenile Justice Center has a full-service institutional kitchen that provides youth with nutritious meals and snacks.Our food service program is subsidized through OSPI's national school lunch program. Therefore, we meet all nutritional guidelines established by the USDA. Youth who have religious or medical dietary needs are provided meals that meet their requirements. 

Visitation Sessions


Information on visitation hours and requirements.

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)