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Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention Health Clinic

The Juvenile Detention Center is a facility for youths under 18 years who have been charged with a crime in King County. Most often, they are awaiting court or sentencing. A few youths will serve short sentences at the Detention Center. Capacity: 150-160, new facility completed late fall, 1992. The average length of stay is several days; range is < 24 hrs to months. The detainees are a medically underserved population with increased risk for drug use, STDs, mental health problems, school failure and illiteracy.




 

 

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