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JuvenileThe Juvenile Services Center (Court & Detention) is located at:

Telephone: 360 577-3100

All persons entering the Juvenile Services Center are subject to search and electronic scanning.


Cowlitz County Youth Services Center, or the Juvenile Department as it is more commonly known, is a part of the Superior Court System.

It provides legal intervention to youth under 18 years of age who are alleged to have committed or who have been found to have committed criminal offenses.

Services include Juvenile Court, individual and family counseling, community referral resources, and other services.

The Juvenile Department also handles youth 15 years of age and younger who are alleged to have committed boating, traffic and/or wildlife law violations through its Diversion Program.

Juvenile Court hearings are held in a courtroom at the Juvenile Center.

This Court has jurisdiction over cases involving the commission of criminal offenses by individuals under the age of 18, allegations of dependency (physical and/or sexual abuse, neglect or abandonment), at-risk youth, children in need of services, and truancies.


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    Wednesday, 25 February 2015
  • Save the Date! - County Open House - September 8th

    Superior Court and its various divisions will be participating in the upcoming Cowlitz County Open House on September 8th, 2015. The Open House will feature multiple stations at which community member ...

    Thursday, 06 August 2015
  • Adult Drug Court Acheived Positive Outcomes For Clients

    Contact Judge Gary Bashor Phone:  (360) 577-3085, or Adam Pithan, Manager Phone: (360) 414-5508 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at ...

    Thursday, 19 February 2015
  • Come Visit Us! Open House September 8

    The Superior Court for Cowlitz County will be participating in the County Government Open House on September 8, 2015 at the Cowlitz County Event Center. You will be able to see various exhibits from t ...

    Thursday, 03 September 2015
  • September is National Recovery Month!

    Every September during the National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) observance, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) (http://www.samhsa.gov), within the U.S. Departme ...

    Wednesday, 09 September 2015
  • Notice Regarding Obtaining Emergency Court Orders

    Date: April 7, 2015Re: Review of Emergency Ex Parte MattersFrom: Michael H. Evans, Presiding Judge Our Judicial Administrative staff have noted an increase in requests for judicial review of ex parte ...

    Wednesday, 08 April 2015
  • Spring Judicial Conference Court Schedule, April 27th – April 29th

    Monday, April 27, 2015 through Wednesday, April 29, 2015 is Spring Judicial Conference.  Per past practices, there will not be any trials or dockets (except for criminal first appearances and pro ...

    Friday, 13 March 2015
  • Local Rule 88(d) will be Enforced as of May 1, 2015

    MEMORANDUM To: Parties to Family Law ProceedingsRe: Enforcement of CCLCR 88(d)Date: April 17, 2015From: Michael H. Evans, Presiding Judge   Cowlitz County Local Civil Rule 88(d) requires the ...

    Thursday, 23 April 2015
  • Superior Court Administration Closing Early September 18th

    Cowlitz County Superior Court Administration will be closing early at 4:00pm on Friday September 18th. We apologize for any inconvience this may cause. ...

    Monday, 14 September 2015
  • Cowlitz County Judges again recognized for Supporting Access to Justice!

    The Bench in Cowlitz County has once again received recognition for their unanimous support of Legal Aid Programs throughout the state. The Baker Cup is awarded for outstanding judicial participation ...

    Friday, 20 February 2015
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