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Clark County Juvenile Detention Center

The design of this facility provides opportunities to implement a Balanced and Restorative Approach to dealing with issues that contribute to the criminal thinking and behavior of detained youth. By addressing these issues young offenders have a greater chance of becoming positive, contributing community members.

For information contact: 360-397-2201

John Shoemaker
Brent MacDonald
For Detention Visitation information:
Detention Manager
Detention Supervisor
Detention Intake
ext. 4041
ext. 4867
ext. 2450

Visitation Hours:

Male Youth

Monday--7pm, Saturday--130pm

Female Youth

Tuesday--7pm, Saturday--330pm



Juvenile offenders unable to be in the community who are awaiting court dates or serving sentences received in court are supervised in this facility


Clark County Juvenile Court believes Accountability is not achieved when offenders simply do time in a detention facility. True accountability involves making time count.


  • Interim educational services-provided by ESD 112
  • Drug/alcohol assessment-provided by Community Services Northwest
  • Information classes
  • Recreation
  • Basic medical screening
  • Interim counseling services

Community volunteers who work in the center are also an integral part of detention programming and through their work with youth they enhance our ability to make time in detention count.

Quick facts:

  • The Clark County Detention Center is an 60-bed facility consisting of four living units or pods
  • Each pod consists of single cells, a dormitory style room, an education classroom and an eating/recreation area
  • The facility contains an indoor gym area for large muscle activities
  • The design of the building maximizes opportunities for increased staff/youth interaction and the implementation of a direct supervision model.

Detention Manual:

Download the Detention Manual to see the current Policies and Procedures

Detention Manual Cover

Clark County Juvenile Court Administrator: Pat Escamilla
Street Address: 500 West 11th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-2201 | FAX: (360) 397-6109
Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388, then call (360) 397-2445

Responsible Elected Official: Presiding Judge Barbara D. Johnson

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