Detention

Walla Walla/Columbia County
Juvenile Detention
We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Detention Center.
Phone: 509-524-2825
Fax: 509-524-2837
                 
Phone Calls & Phone Cards.

  • Youth are allowed to make collect calls.
  • You may also purchase phone cards for $10 (we do not give change) during office hours only.
  • Phone cards are non-refundable. 
Visitation Hours.

  • For youth whose last name begins with A-L, visiting is on Tuesdays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.
  • For youth whose last name begins with M-Z visiting is on Thursdays from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.
  • Visitation is also available for all youth on Saturdays from 9:00am - 10:00am.
Visitors.

  • Juveniles have the right to refuse any visit not required by Court Order.
  • Please have PHOTO ID ready to show to Detention Staff.
  • Detention Shift Supervisors have the authority to veto or terminate visits if the visit compromises the safety and security of the faculty, juveniles, or staff. 
  • The opportunity to visit will be denied any visitor who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Profane and /or threatening behavior and behavior which is disruptive to others is not permitted and will result in the termination of the visit and the possible loss of visiting privileges.
  • Visitors sign in on the Visitor’s Log. This will indicate that they understand and agree to abide by the visitation rules.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in visiting areas
  • Visitors may not wear shorts, tank tops, open toed shoes or hats.
  • No cell phones or electronic devices of any kind are permitted in visiting areas. 
  • There is a maximum of 3 visitors per visit.
  • Visiting hours will be assigned on a “first come, first served” basis.  If the number of visitors exceeds the number of visiting rooms available, visitors will be placed on a waiting list and will be accommodated as soon as a visiting room becomes available.  If visitors are placed on a waiting list, then visits will be limited to fifteen (15) minutes.   
  • Intoxicants, controlled substances, and any object which could be used as a weapon or as part of an escape attempt are not permitted in the visitation area.
  • Use of tobacco products in the visitation is prohibited.
  • Only parents and/or legal guardians may visit; other relatives may visit after prior approval of both the juvenile’s Community Supervision Officer and the Detention Shift Supervisor on duty.
  • Visitors may be searched if Detention staff have reason to believe they are in possession of weapons or contraband.  Visitors refusing to be searched will be denied visitation.  It is a felony (RCW: 9A.76.140) to introduce contraband into this Facility. 
Medical.

Medical services are provided within the facility to include health screening, consultation, coordination of medications, and referrals.

Education.

The school program is available to all youth and operates five days a week. The school program strives to provide continuity in education. Parents and/or legal guardians may contact the child's home school to request homework and bring it to the detention center.

Treatment Services.

In coordination with local agencies, individual assessments and counseling services are available for mental health, drug and alcohol, and physical and sexual abuse issues.

FAQs:

Does the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) have a doctor and/or mental health professional to evaluate my child?

Can my child see his/her own doctor, dentist, counselor, etc.?

Can my child send a receive letters?

Can my child make and receive phone calls?

Does my child attend school?

Do I have to pay when my child is in detention?

Can this fee be waived?