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

At-Risk Youth

The law defines At-Risk Youth as an individual under the age of 18 years old who:

  • Is absent from home for more than 72 consecutive hours without consent of his/her parent(s)/guardian(s); or

  • Is beyond the control of his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) such that the child's behavior substantially endangers the health, safety, or welfare of the child or another person; or

  • Has a serious substance abuse problem for which there are no pending charges related to substance abuse.

The purpose of the legislation is to empower parents to use court intervention as a last resort to keep youth home or in an alternative safe place.  For information on filing a petition please click on the brochure below or contact:

David Wheeler

Intervention Manager

509-737-2745

david.wheeler@co.benton.wa.us

 

At-Risk Youth brochure-English

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At-Risk Youth brochure-Spanish

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Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Building A

Kennewick, WA 99336

509-736-3071

 

Importance Notice

Independence Day will be on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  Trials will be heard that week.

 

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

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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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