The difficult and complicated work of medicolegal death investigation is done with the intention of providing thoughtful and caring attention to the circumstances, time and causes of death to those who die within the jurisdiction of the Thurston County Coroner’s Office.
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The purpose of the Stevens County Jail is to provide a safe place of incarceration for people arrested by law enforcement or sentenced to commitment by the court. We will strive to provide this service in the most humane and efficient manner possible, taking into consideration our obligation to public safety and the inmate's Constitutional Rights.
The mission of Spokane County District Court is to serve our citizens through the prompt, courteous, and fair dispensation of justice by adjudicating cases in a timely manner using effective and efficient case management techniques, adhering to the highest standards, monitoring enforcement of judgments, and being responsible stewards of public funds.
The mission of the Spokane County Superior Court is to administer justice with fairness, equality, integrity, to resolve matters before the court in a timely manner with trained and motivated staff, and to provide courteous and prompt service in a manner that inspires public trust and confidence.
A regional center dedicated to excellence in public service by providing professional, scientific, and compassionate forensic death investigation services.
The Victim/Witness Unit was established by the Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney's Office to assist victims and witnesses through the criminal justice process. The Spokane County Prosecuting Attorney recognizes that recovering from crime takes time and that victims and witnesses deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Many victims and witnesses have never been involved in the criminal justice process and do not know what to expect.
Spokane County Detention Services will ensure safety of the community by managing safe, secure, humane, and fiscally responsible institutions for inmate housing and programming.
The Spokane County Sheriff's Office consistently invests available resources toward community-wide safety and security, economic viability, and the positive, nationwide reputation of the County. The provide a highly-trained, dedicated team of professionals, working in partnership with the community, in conjunction with new technology and research based criminal justice training.
District Court resolves and adjudicates infractions, criminal traffic, and criminal non-traffic violations. It also processes small claims, civil actions, name changes, anti-harassment orders, and domestic violence protection orders. Please be advised that District Court does not respond to inquiries via email. For District Court information, please contact the automated information line at 425-388-3331.
The Mission of the Snohomish County Superior Court is to actively manage the business of the court as to provide for fair, prompt, and efficient resolution of disputes; to provide due process and individual justice in each case; and to maintain independence and parity as an equal branch of government.
The primary purpose of the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office is to determine the cause and manner of death which are of concern to the public's health, safety, and welfare. The Medical Examiner is a physician and forensic pathologist who is authorized by state statute to investigate sudden, unexpected, violent, suspicious, or unnatural deaths of persons who die within the geographical boundaries of Snohomish County.
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) provides referral information for families who have a family member in jail or prison. Information on how to receive assistance from DSHS and other agencies is contained on the DSHS website and also provided in the DSHS publication "Beyond the Walls: A Guide to Services for Families Affected by Incarceration." You can find your court date by going to the Washington Courts website. This site will let you find court dates to any district or municipal court in the state (except Seattle Municipal) as well as Snohomish County Superior Court. You can also confirm trials and motions in Snohomish County Superior Court through their website.
District Court serves as the trial court for civil lawsuits involving amounts up to $75,000, criminal misdemeanors, traffic infractions and small claims. There is a high volume of cases filed in District Court every year.
County Superior Court is a general jurisdiction trial court with responsibility for civil matters involving more than $300, unlawful detainers, and injunctions; felony criminal cases; misdemeanor criminal cases not otherwise provided for by law; family law, including dissolutions, child support, adoptions, parentage, and domestic-violence protection matters; probate and guardianship matters; juvenile offender matters; juvenile dependencies, including abused and neglected children, children in need of services, at-risk youth, and truancies; mental illness and involuntary commitment matters.
The Prosecuting Attorney also acts as the County Coroner. All attorneys in the office are both Deputy Prosecutors as well as Deputy Coroners. In small counties, the Office of County Coroner is combined with the Prosecuting Attorney. The Coroner is responsible for investigating and certifying the cause of death in those cases where death is sudden, unexpected or the result of an accident or unlawful means. This work is accomplished by coordinating with the Sheriff, local doctors and medical staff, hospice workers, pathologists, regional medical examiners, investigators, family members and next of kin.
The Skamania County Jail is responsible for the housing and welfare of all subjects arrested within Skamania County. They also contract with the Department of Corrections, as well as Battle Ground, Washougal and Camas Municipal Courts to house their inmates.
Skamania County Sheriff's Office accomplishes their mission by providing highly-trained dedicated professionals in the areas of patrol, investigations, corrections/jail, dispatch and selected other services which meet or exceed the expectations of residents and visitors to Skamania County, Washington.
As a court of limited jurisdiction, the District Court is responsible for the following types of matters: civil litigation matters up to $75,000; small claims matters up to $5,000; nuisance violations; vehicle tow and impound hearings; anti-harassment orders; domestic violence protection orders; infractions (traffic, non-traffic and parking); misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor criminal cases; felony expedited cases; felony preliminary hearings; search warrants; and death inquests.