Snohomish Detention Center

Formerly known as the Denney Youth Center, Snohomish Detention Center is located in Everett at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center (DJJC). The program provides three distinct educational offerings to students who are incarcerated or in a day reporting program.  The NWESD works closely with the school districts in Snohomish County and the DJJC to provide services to youth between the ages of ten and eighteen.

  • The Detention Center - The students in the detention center educational program are primarily adjudicated youth from Snohomish County.  The educational program provides a structured learning environment with certificated special education teachers and instructional assistants guiding students through the standard curriculum which is based on the Washington State Learning Standards.  Students have the opportunity to attend classes in language arts, mathematics, social studies and other elective classes which may include subjects such as physical education, art, and science.  Technology is integrated into all curriculum.  Teachers initially assess the student's educational needs and provide the curriculum that meets those needs.  The NWESD also provides a Transition Facilitator who works with students to prepare them for secondary school completion, training, employment or further education.
  • Program Alternative to Secure Sentencing (PASS)/Juvenile Educational Transition Services (JETS) - These detention alternatives operate as day reporting programs.  Supervised by a certificated special education teacher and instructional assistants, these programs offer the students goal based support while they complete their court ordered academic activities in order to transition back into the community.  NWESD also provides an Education Advocate to the programs who assists students with removing barriers to completing their high school diploma, achieving a GED, or preparing for and getting a job.

Hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phone: 425-388-7822


Report Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

The NWESD is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers and patrons, that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying.  Any student who believes he/she has been the target of harassment, intimidation or bullying may report incidents verbally or in writing to Steve Dahl, Assistant Director for Special Programs and Services at the NWESD.  Any student who believes he/she has been the target of unresolved discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying may report incidents verbally or in writing to David Forsythe, Assistant Superintendent for Operations (also acting as the Section 504, Title IX, and Civil Rights Officer) at the NWESD.

The following resources are available for download here:

Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited
Policy 3205       Procedure 3205-P          Notification Form

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Prohibited
Policy 3207       Procedure 3207-P          Notification Form

For general questions please contact David Forsythe, Assistant Superintendent for Operations at NWESD.

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