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Office of Juvenile Court

Administrator: Lisa West

Skagit County Juvenile Detention


Skagit County Detention is a secure facility for persons under the age of 18 years old. Admission into the facility, other than arranged tours/visitations, is controlled by statutory mandates and local policy. Persons in Detention are limited to those being held for investigation of an offense or by Court Order.


Personal visits Visiting hours are:
MONDAY and WEDNESDAY 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

Visitation is a privilege and can be denied if the detainees behavior warrants, with the exception of visits with attorneys. Visitors are limited to parents/guardians, clergy and attorneys. Exception to this policy requires specific written approval by the assigned probation officer. Probation officers may make exceptions only for specific casework reasons. Lengths of visitations are limited pursuant to Detention population and the number of persons waiting to visit. Persons who are disruptive, hostile or give any appearance of drug or alcohol consumption will not be allowed to visit.

Purses, tote bags, coats or any item in which contraband (see contraband section below) could be concealed will not be allowed into Detention. Visitors should leave all such items at home or in their vehicles. There is no storage space available for such items in Detention.

No smoking is allowed in County Buildings

Phone calls
Phone calls are limited to parents/guardians, clergy, and attorneys. Incoming and outgoing phone calls are allowed with parents/guardians from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. for detainees at levels III and IV. Detainees at levels I and II have phone call privileges during day recreation time. Exceptions to this policy require specific written approval by the assigned probation officer. Lengths of phone calls are limited according to Detention population.

Phone call accounts can be set up through:

1. Securus Phone services (Friends and Family)
2. Pick the state (Washington) and facility ( Skagit County Juvenile Detention Center )
3. Set up an Advance Connect account.


Detention Handbook
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