Juvenile Justice Department
Our mission to the community of Bannock County is to protect its citizens from juvenile crime. We will strive to accomplish this by assisting families in developing skills that will enable them to be productive and responsible members of society, and holding youth under our responsibility accountable for their actions.
Department Philosophy – The Balanced Approach
The Balanced and Restorative Justice Model is a philosophy of correctional care that emphasizes three equally important principles:
- Accountability: When a crime occurs, a debt is incurred. Youth must be held accountable for their actions and to restore the victim’s losses.
- Competency Development: Offenders should leave the system more capable of productive participation in conventional society than when they entered.
- Community Protection: The public has a right to a safe and secure community.