Corrections Department

The Cowlitz County Corrections Department is a criminal justice agency dedicated to providing and managing progressive correction services in an efficient, effective, and a socially responsible manner.

Our goal is to provide cost effective services while maintaining safety for the community, staff, and offenders.


Director Marin Fox supervises the Cowlitz County Corrections Department, a criminal justice agency that includes the divisions listed below:


1935 First Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

The Jail Division provides a safe and secure jail service for all of Cowlitz County detainees.

Probation Services

Hall of Justice - 1st floor

The Probation Services Division provides cost-effective supervision to offenders who are referred by the District and Municipal courts.

Offender Services

Hall of Justice - 3rd floor

The Offender Services Division offers a wide array of alternative sentencing options to local judges as well as services for inmates.

Volunteer background packets will only be accepted on Mondays and Fridays (holidays excluded) 9am to 3 pm. (Your photo will be taken when the completed packet is turned in.) The next Volunteer Orientation will be August 26th at 7pm. If you arrive late you will have to wait of the next one.

  1. Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

    Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be Monday, October 21 at 6 pm in the Cowlitz County Expo Center.
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