The Juvenile Court
The Juvenile Courtroom is located at the Cowlitz Youth Services Center, 1725 First Avenue, Longview, WA, just a few doors south of the Hall of Justice on the opposite side of the street. There is plenty of free parking in the front of the building.
All visitors to the building will pass through a security screening checkpoint as you enter the Youth Center. Certain items may not be brought into the facility and must be left with security personnel at the checkpoint before you enter. No weapons, drugs or alcohol are allowed in the building.
Cell Phones need to be turned off or put on silent when in the courtroom. If your phone rings in court it may be confiscated for 24 hours. When using a phone in the lobby, please be considerate of the other folks waiting there.
There is NO childcare available at the Youth Services Center. If possible, except for those children who need to attend court or have an appointment in the building, it is best not to bring other children when coming to the Youth Services Center. When you are attending a court hearing, you may spend a lot of time waiting and there is little for children to do. If you do bring other children with you to Juvenile Court, also bring something for them to do.
Video copies of hearings are available from Juvenile Court for $15.00 per hearing date, unless the requesting party has been declared indigent. If you want a copy of a proceeding:
*Appeal- Complete Section ONE of the USB Hearing Request Form Appeal
*Non Appeal- Complete Section ONE of the USB Hearing Request Form Non Appeal
Return the form to Juvenile Administration at Cowlitz County Juvenile Court, 1725 First Avenue, Longview, WA 98632. A USB copy will be made and you will be notified by telephone when the copy is ready.
Cowlitz County Youth Services is dedication to providing reasonable accommodations to the public for people with disabilities. To request a disability accommodation, please call 360-577-3100 or email JuvAdmin@cowlitzwa.gov.
COVID: If you are scheduled for court and do not have the ability to log onto Zoom through a personal device, accomodations can be made at our facility in a private conference room. We have a tablet available for court purposes only.