About Superior Court

In Washington the Superior Court is the court of general jurisdiction, meaning that the court adjudicates almost all types of controversies including adult felony crimes, civil disputes, dissolutions and family law matters, juvenile offenders, matters involving children, real property disputes, and domestic violence issues.

Kittitas County Superior Court is located on the second floor of the Kittitas County Courthouse at 205 W. 5th Avenue, Ellensburg, Washington 98926. Kittitas County is served by two Superior Court Judges: the Honorable Frances P. Chmelewski and the Honorable Scott R. Sparks.

The Kittitas County Court Administrator's office handles judicial scheduling and assignments, jury administration, and other matters of the Court.

The Kittitas County Superior Court shall work cooperatively with justice system stakeholders to provide prompt, efficient and quality judicial services, thereby protecting the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Washington and the United States of America.


About Juvenile Court

The mission of Kittitas County Juvenile Court Services is to serve the Superior Court of Kittitas County in a manner that ensures the safety of our citizens, promotes offender accountability and competency development and provides opportunity for community involvement.

Values

Kittitas County Juvenile Court Services is committed to the principles of balanced and restorative justice. These include community safety and well being, offender accountability that builds competency and involvement of victims and other community members in planning and administration. These values will be carried out through research driven, cost effective practices that have measurable outcomes.

Programs

Juvenile Court Services programs address both offending and at risk youth and are associated with Kittitas County's (adult) Misdemeanant Services.

  • Diversion
  • Community Restitution
  • Intensive Supervision
  • Urinalysis Testing
  • Work Crew & Community Restitution Coordination
  • Restorative Justice Development
  • Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
  • Special Sex Offender Disposition Alternative Program
  • Chemical Dependency Disposition Alternative Program
  • Mental Health Disposition Alternative Program
  • Suspended Disposition Alternative Program
  • BECCA Bill:
    • At Risk Youth
    • Truancy
    • Children in Need of Service Petitions
  • Probation Services:
    • Juvenile Services
    • Misdemeanant (adult) Services

Affiliations

Juvenile Court Services affiliates with governmental, professional and non-profit organizations that share its mission and values and add strength to the fulfillment of its mission

  • Juvenile Court Workers Association of Washington
  • Washington Association of Juvenile Court Administrators
  • Washington Association of Juvenile Diversion Units
  • Kittitas County Law and Justice Council
  • Judicial Information System
  • Juvenile Justice and Rehabilitation Administration