Juvenile Probation Overview
Mason County Superior Court is committed to protecting the safety and security of our community while performing our Constitutional duties.
The Court is open but has significantly modified and reduced operations as described in the following Scheduling and Procedures COVID-19 Plans: General, Juvenile Offender, Adult Criminal. Telephonic appearance for most hearings are not only encouraged, but may be required. For criminal, juvenile offender and dependency cases, contact your lawyer first to learn if your personal or telephonic appearance is required.
Telephonic appearances: With a few exceptions* all telephonic appearances will be grouped together by the type of Court Docket utilizing a telephonic/computerized meeting service called ZOOM. All parties and representatives will be required to join a ZOOM Meeting by accessing the ZOOM service ten minutes before the docket is scheduled to begin. You will then remain in the ZOOM Meeting until your matter is heard by the Court.
If you have a matter that is on a Court Docket, you will appear one of two ways. One way is by either using a computer (microphone and speakers/headset required) or smart phone and joining the ZOOM Meeting by going to the Designated Website and entering the Meeting ID number for your Court Docket. The other way is by using a telephone and dialing 1-253-215-8782, then when prompted, enter the Meeting ID number for your Court Docket.
*Ex Parte matters that need to go on the record, Protection Order matters, along with some special set hearings, will be managed individually through Court Administration at (360) 427-8440.
To find your Court Docket and to find the Designated Website and Meeting ID number for your court docket, please follow these ZOOM instructions.
Jurors: All Mason County Superior Court jury trials are suspended through April 10, 2020. If you have received a Summons for a date before then, your service is complete and you are excused. More information can be found on the Jury web page.
Family Law Facilitator: There are no in-person appointments. All appointments will be by telephone or email. Review this document for more information
- March 11th, 2020 - Press Release - COVID-19 and Court Precautions
- March 16th, 2020 - COVID-19 Emergency Administrative Order
- March 16th, 2020 - COVID-19 General Docket Emergency Scheduling and Prodedures Plan
- March 16th, 2020 - COVID-19 Juvenile Offender Matters Emergency Scheduling and Prodedures Plan
- March 16th, 2020 - COVID-19 Adult Criminal Matters Emergency Scheduling and Prodedures Plan
The Juvenile Division of Probation Services focuses on:
- Prevention and early intervention programs,
- Improved community safety through offender supervision,
- Providing avenues for community education and involvement, and
- Representing children’s best interest in dependency matters.
The Juvenile Court is a division of Superior Court and has exclusive original jurisdiction over most juvenile proceedings. The Court is responsible for all BECCA Bill (Truancy, At-Risk Youth, Children in Need of Services) matters, Child Abuse and Neglect (Dependency cases), Diversions, and most Offender cases. Juvenile Court is funded from the county's current expense budget and grants received from the State of Washington. If you are interested in learning more about Juvenile Court, you may contact James W. Madsen at (360) 427-9670 ext 332.