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Thurston  County  Juvenile  Court

 

Parent Pay Program

 

Parent Pay Program:

Parents are financially responsible for any and all costs associated with the support, treatment, and confinement of their children.  Detention and electronic monitoring costs will be assessed.

Financial affidavits are available in the Juvenile Administration office.  Completion of financial affidavits will assist the court in proper assessment of costs.

Pursuant to Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 13.16.085, and 13.40.220, the Juvenile Court and Detention Facility has the authority, after a hearing, to assess the costs associated with the legal process and detention of offenders to the parents, custodians, or legal guardians of those offenders.  It is the responsibility of the parents to contribute to the support of their children whether they are at home or in a local facility.  It is the responsibility of the Juvenile Court to make reasonable efforts to collect funds to reimburse the general fund for reasonable care and custody costs associated with the confinement of offenders.

Collections will be made in keeping with the following:

  • Parents will be assessed costs based upon their ability to pay, utilizing a sliding scale.
  • Current monthly salary verification (pay stubs) will be required along with two prior months.  Most recent two years tax returns may also be required to verify income and deductions.  This affidavit will be used for assessment of costs associated with detention and electronic home monitoring.  Salary verification includes total household income from all sources.  Those who do not provide income verification will be assessed at the highest rate.
  • The cost of Detention is $62.00 per day or $62.00 per stay, with a lifetime maximum of $1,000.00 per family. The sliding fee scale will be utilized if appropriate.
  • The cost of Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) is $7.50 per day.

court image  Instructions for Determination of Indigency Report Form

court image  Determination of Indigency Report Form

  • Please note, the Adobe Acrobat Reader software is required to view and/or print the Determination of Indigency Report form.  The Acrobat Reader software can be downloaded free from Adobe's Web site.
court image  For further information about the Parent Pay Program, please contact:
  • Veronica D'Abreau     (360) 709-3158
  • Krystal Salmeri         (360) 709-3163
 

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Page Revised on June 27, 2018 Thurston County