Lori Nesmith, Acting Superintendent
33010 S.E. 99th Street
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
(425) 831-2720 (Fax)
About Echo Glen Children's Center
Echo Glen Children’s Center in Snoqualmie is a medium/maximum security facility that is not fenced, but bordered by natural wetlands. It provides treatment services for younger male offenders and is the only institution for female offenders. Echo Glen provides educational services for a wide range of youth with varying needs. It provides Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Aggression Replacement Training (ART), cultural programming, sex offense specific treatment, and inpatient chemical dependency treatment. Echo Glen offers gender specific programming for female offenders. It is also known for its Canine Connection program which allows youth to train future service animals. Female youthful offenders sentenced by the Department of Corrections also reside at Echo Glen.
Information for Parents, Guardians, and Family
Every youth residing at Echo Glen has an assigned counselor who serves as the youth’s case manager. Counselors work with the youth to assess their needs and provide appropriate treatment. Some of this treatment will occur during counseling sessions with the case manager, while others will occur in a specialized setting.
Echo Glen staff provide a wide variety of treatment options for youth, including psychiatric, psychological, and pharmaceutical treatments. Echo Glen Children's Center has a medical and dental clinic on site.
Visitation is scheduled in advance by calling the facility prior to the visit. Most visitation occurs on weekends, however weekday visiting is available upon request.
Reentry and Transition
Parents, guardians, and family members are invited to be present for all reentry planning meetings and are considered part of the team that builds the reentry plan for their youth. The goal of reentry is to build a plan that returns the youth to their home community in a way that meets their needs for school, work, and living arrangements.
Youth at Echo Glen may transition though a Community Facility before being released from JR. Once youth are home, they may or may not have a parole obligation. JR currently provides parole services to about half of the youth who they serve. Your counselor can tell you if your child will be on parole.