Walla Walla County Juvenile Justice Center (WWJJC) and Pathways Back Program
The WWJJC is a seven day a week, twenty-four hour a day detention center for court sentenced youth. ESD 123 is responsible for the supervision of the educational program, operated by a certified teacher and an instructional aide. The WWJJC is supported by a Washington State GJJAC Grant and its’ operations are under the direction of Walla Walla County.
The Pathways Back Program is a partnership between the WWJJC and ESD 123 to provide a short-term transitional educational setting for middle and high school youth. To be eligible for admission into Pathways Back, youths must have been (a) suspended or expelled from school, or (b) recently released from the WWCJJC detention facility, or local treatment facility, or (c) a chronic truant from school, and ordered by the court to attend school because of the at-risk youth petition process. A certified teacher works with small groups of students to build social and academic skills and to assist students in developing habits that will enable them to be successful in future educational placements. Supervision of Pathways Back is provided by ESD 123 Administrative Staff.
888.547.8441, ext. 5741
Donna Coffeen - Detention Teacher
Shannon Ball- Pathways Back Teacher