Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court
  Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court

Benton-Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Center

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday–Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed: 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

General Phone Number: 509-783-2151

 

5606 W. Canal Dr., Suite 106

Kennewick, WA 99336

Phone: (509) 783-2151

Fax: (509) 736-2728

 

Attention Please:

 

If you have been fully vaccinated the wearing of a mask is optional with the following exceptions: Individuals who present written proof of vaccination to the receptionist prior to the start of court can remove their masks. If you are not vaccinated, then you must wear a mask in court.

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE PROHIBITED IN THE COURTROOM:

  • Weapons
  • Shorts
  • Revealing/Offensive Attire
  • Tank Tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Cellular Phones
  • Food/Drink

Bridges to Opportunity

Bridges to Opportunity
Giving hope to a better life and the tools to get you there.

It is the mission of the Benton-Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Center to advance the safety and well being of our community by reducing juvenile at-risk and criminal behavior and the abuse and neglect of children. The Benton-Franklin Counties Juvenile Court and its Juvenile Justice Center is a branch of the Superior Court.

The Benton-Franklin Counties Juvenile Court has exclusive jurisdiction over those juveniles within Benton and Franklin Counties who violate the criminal laws of the State, who are in need of protection and/or advocacy as a result of abuse, neglect, or abandonment, or who are brought to the attention of the court through a civil petition process for at-risk behavior or truancy.

The Juvenile Justice Center is responsible for the provision of diversion, community supervision (probation), court, secure detention, and work crew services.

July 21, 2021

Superior Court Statement On Gradual Transition To In Person Appearances In Court

The Superior Court has indicated in its most recent masking order that in criminal proceedings there is a general presumption of personal appearance.  Specifying a presumption in criminal matters is necessary to recognize the unique requirements of identity and presence for some criminal hearings.  While the Court wants parties and counsel to start moving more toward in person appearances generally as we re-open, we recognize that this is a process that takes time, and that the Supreme Court’s Emergency Orders are still in effect allowing remote appearances where appropriate.  Some counsel and/or their families have health concerns that make it appropriate to continue to appear remotely, as do some litigants.  If Counsel, or a party has a reason to continue to appear remotely on any docket, and does not wish to state it on the record, they may contact Court Administration so that it can be communicated to the bench.

Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

En respuesta a la nueva pandemia de coronavirus (o COVID-19), nuestros servicios estaran limitados

Click HERE for the latest information concerning the Court's response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Effective September 1, 2021 - 2021 Superior Court

Local Court Rules  

2021 Benton & Franklin Counties Superior Court Local Court Rules
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Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

Holiday Schedule

The Courts will be closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 5, 2021. 

 

 

Please refer to the Court Holiday Schedule to see changes to regular calendar.

 

Arbitrator Eligibility

Important Notice

Click HERE for information and attestation form.

Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

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Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Court’s information on the internet pages, the Benton and Franklin Counties Superior Courts cannot insure 100% accuracy.  The data and links are provided for informational purposes only and may not have been updated on the date you view it.  The Courts assume no liability for any legal consequences arising out of any information on these pages.

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