Youth Services


Grant County Youth Services Center & Juvenile Court


303 Abel Road

P.O. Box 818

Ephrata, WA 98823

(509) 754-5690


1-800-572-0119, ext 4428

(through Courthouse switchboard)


Our Agency houses an 18-bed detention facility with approximately 40 staff providing services to youth and families through the Juvenile Court and the Community.



From Basin Street:  Turn West onto First Avenue N.W. and go straight past the Courthouse on 1st and C Street.  Turn left onto Cyrus Rd.  (before the bridge crossing the canal).  Continue to on Cyrus Rd, keeping to the left to the Y where it becomes Abel Rd.  Our building is at the end of this road.  Public parking is available in the lower parking lot, north of the building. 


We also have a satellite office at:


1008 W. Ivy Street, Moses Lake



Please contact the following extensions at the Ephrata office if you have questions:




Warren Swanson, Administrator

Ext. 4427

Garth Kofoed, Detention Manager

Ext. 4429

Michelle Slininger, Community Supervision Manager

Ext. 4440

Pepper L. Teterud, Administrative Assistant

Ext. 4432




Age Waiver Ext. 4440

At Risk Youth (ARY)

Ext. 4431, 4419

Children in Need of Services (CHINS)

Ext. 4431, 4419

Community Supervisor (Probation)

Ext. 4440

Court Dates

Ext. 4428, 4414, 4435


Ext. 4414

Detention / Visitation / Bail

Ext. 4413


Ext. 4419, 4435


Ext. 4440

Financial Obligations

Clerk's Office: 754-2011 ext.2864

Record Sealing Ext. 4440

Treatment Groups

Ext. 4440


Ext. 4419, 4431


Ext. 4413, 4428

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