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The people's courts
Due process at the Clark County Courthouse. Everything you need to know about small claims, civil, traffic, and misdemeanor courts.

Street Law
Street Law is designed to engage high school students in a critical examination of their legal responsibilities and rights. A judge 'team-teaches' with a high school teacher, using interactive, hands-on strategies like mock hearings, opinion polls, and simulations that encourage students to think about the law and how it affects their daily lives. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide high school students with a sense of belonging in society through empowerment with knowledge of the law.

Therapeutic/restorative justice
Information on how the courts manage risk to the public and address the root of the problems that cause people to offend.

Teen Traffic Court
The District Court judges or the court commissioner will speak about how schools can create a Teen Traffic Court to hear minor traffic infractions. This gives the youth an opportunity to experience being a judge, juror, or attorney.

"Judges in the Classroom" Program
The District Court judges or the court commissioner will speak on a number of topics interesting to children and teens. This includes the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, juveniles and alcohol, and information for older teens on landlord-tenant laws, and buying a car.

Judges in the community
District Court judges welcome the opportunity to speak to the community about any topic that interests them or that they feel strongly about.

"Sit along with a judge"
Citizens are welcome to sit and observe court proceedings.

Call Alicia Hensley, District Court, (360) 397-2414 ext. 4171.


Juvenile Detention Center
When kids break the law. Jail and alternatives that work.

Call Juvenile Court, (360) 397-2201.


Superior court

Call Jeff Amram, (360) 397-2049, ext. 4266.


Public Information and Outreach
Director: Mary Keltz

Street address: 1300 Franklin Street, Floor 6, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000
Main phone: (360) 397-6012 | FAX: (360) 397-6015
Responsible elected official: Board of Clark County Commissioners

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