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

Detention Services

“The mission of the juvenile detention facility is to provide a safe and secure environment for youth who are detained awaiting court hearings, sentenced to detention, or awaiting other court actions.  Detention staff will provide structured program and activities that encourage appropriate interactions with others, promotes in the youth a sense of self-worth, and teaches the relationship between behavior and consequences.  Staff will strive to emulate the person we hope the youth would become by the positive, caring, and respectful manner in which we deal with both the youth as well as fellow staff.”

To obtain information on detention rules, procedures and visitation schedule please click on the brochure below.

Wellness Policy
17.11 Wellness.pdf
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Detention Services provides a 24/7 secure detention facility as well as restorative justice work crew program that serves as an alternative to secure confinement. The secure facility has a current staffed capacity of 35 beds plus two intake rooms in admissions area. School program is provided by Kennewick School District.

  • Secure Detention:
    Provides secure detention services for all youth
  • Medical/Physical Health Services:
    Provides medical assessment and treatment for all youth booked into detention. Provides ongoing medical assessment and intervention for youth housed in the detention facility.
  • Mental Health Services:
    Provides assessment, intervention, service coordination and transitional planning for all youth booked into detention who are in need of mental health services.
  • GED/Day Reporting Program:
    Provided by Kennewick School District in the visitation area of the detention facility for older youth whose history is indicative of an inability to return successfully to a regular or alternative school program. Interlocal Agreement Between Benton and Franklin Counties and Kennewick School District # 17
  • Graffiti Abatement Project:
    Contract with local jurisdictions to provide youth work crews to eliminate gang graffiti in those communities.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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.

Ex Parte

Important Notice

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Holiday Schedule

The Courts will be closed for New Years on Friday, December 31, 2021.


The Courts will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 17, 2022. 



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


Arbitrator Eligibility

Important Notice

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Superior Court Administration Benton County Justice Center

7122 W Okanogan Pl

Suite A130

Kennewick, WA 99336




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