Superior Court of Washington

For Cowlitz County

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The questions below address some of the more common questions we receive. If you don't get your answer here, you can submit it to our list for future addition to the FAQ section. You will not receive a direct response to the question you pose. If you need a specific question answered, and do not find it here, please contact our juvenile administration at:  360-577-3100

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Detention

  • How do I get my child put into Juvenile Detention?
    We cannot place a child in detention at a...

Diversion

  • What is Diversion?
    Typically, these cases involve first or...
  • What is a diversion agreement?
    A diversion agreement is a contract...
  • What is the difference between Diversion and Juvenile Court?
    Diversion  All...
  • What are the goals of the Diversion Unit?
    The goals and objectives of the...
  • What is the Diversion Process?
    In Cowlitz County these cases are...
  • What about Victim’s Compensation and Civil Action?
    When an offender's offense has caused a...
  • What are the Juvenile’s Rights in the diversion process?
    The Diversion Unit is obligated to inform...

General Questions

  • Does Juvenile Court give tours of the facility?
    Yes, if you are 18 years of age or older,...
  • My child is out of control – can you help me?
    If your child is not currently on...
  • My child has run away. What are my options?
    Have you called the police?  If the...

Probation

  • Who is my Child’s probation officer?
    If you want to know who your child's...
  • When is my next court date?
    In offender matters, we can confirm when...