205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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.
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.
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
through research driven, cost effective practices that have measurable outcomes.
Juvenile Court Services programs address both offending and at risk youth and are associated with Kittitas
County's (adult) Misdemeanant Services.
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
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.