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

Benton-Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Center

COVID-19

MODIFIED JUVENILE COURT SCHEDULE

In an abundance of caution and with concern for maintaining the safety and health of public and our employees, we will be limiting operations at the Juvenile Justice Center for a minimum of two weeks.

 

Juvenile Justice Center will have a modified schedule and will be open from 1pm – 3pm,

Monday thru Friday.

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 thru Friday, April 3, 2020.

 

*If you have questions about a youth being held in detention, please call 509-783-2719.

 

Click below to download the Emergency Motion Note for Docket and Order forms for Benton and Franklin Counties Juvenile Court. These must be used to request a hearing on any emergency motion in all case types, civil and criminal. Once you complete the Motion, the Note for Docket and Order submit to: juvenileemergencymotions@co.benton.wa.us 

 

The Commissioner/Judge will review the Note for Motion and Order and will make a decision to approve or deny emergency motion. Parties will be notified if emergency motion and order is approved or denied. *If approved, parties will be provided with a court date for  telephonic hearing.

 

Benton-Franklin Emergency Note for Docke[...]
Microsoft Word document [30.7 KB]

5606 W. Canal Dr., Suite 106

Kennewick, WA 99336

Phone: (509) 783-2151

Fax: (509) 736-2728

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Court's Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

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

Civil Presiding Judge

Benton Franklin Counties Superior Court no longer appoints a Civil Presiding Judge.  Please refer to the Daily Schedule for the judge assigned to the individual Civil Dockets.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

 Click HERE for a description of the Ex Parte process.

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

 

Local Rules Update

Anyone with suggestions for amendments to our Local Rules may submmit them to Tiffany Deaton at the above address or via email by clicking HERE.

Holiday Schedule

The Courts will be closed for  Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020.

 

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

         DISCLAIMER

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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