Courts
6th District Court in Bannock County Idaho

Bannock County Domestic Violence Court



The Bannock County Domestic Violence Court program provides a simplified court process of “one family one judge”, for cases involving domestic violence, through centralized case management, victim services and rapid accountability for offenders. The criminal misdemeanor docket is a fast track court, and typical dispositions take sixty (60) days. Bannock County Courts partnered with multiple community stakeholders to build a strong domestic violence court model based on offender accountability and victim safety. 

Bannock County Domestic Violence Court is funded through a grant from the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Grant Program (ICJR Program), is designed to treat domestic/sexual violence as serious violations of criminal law by encouraging collaborative partnerships among state, local, and tribal governments and courts. Bannock County was awarded the ICJR Program grant on September 17, 2019 in the amount of $499,951. Bannock County is funded under the ICJR grant from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022.

For more information on the ICJR Program through the Office on Violence Against Women, please click here. 


The Honorable Thomas Clark is the Magistrate Judge in Bannock County currently presiding over the Domestic Violence Court. Judge Clark also handles a family court and criminal court calendar. To set a hearing on Judge Clark’s Calendar, contact Deanna at the number below.

Honorable Thomas Clark - Magistrate Judge
624 E. Center Street, Courtroom 315
Pocatello, Idaho  83201
Phone: 208-236-7242


Bannock County Domestic Violence Court is a collaborative effort between victim advocates, victim witness coordinators, prosecutors, public defenders, attorneys, probation, local police departments, community treatment providers and the DV Court Coordinator, to provide a coordinated judicial response and to create a safer environment for victims and children of domestic violence. 

For more information about DV Court, please contact:

Kimberly Talbot LSW, MPH   
Sixth Judicial District Domestic Violence Court Coordinator 
624 East Center St, Room 106 (inside Family Court Services)
Pocatello,  Idaho 83201
Email: kimberlyt@bannockcounty.us
Phone: 208-236-7421
Fax: 208-236-7431

The Domestic Violence Court Coordinator (DVCC) supports all courts presiding over domestic violence cases in the six counties that comprise the Sixth Judicial District, including Bannock, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida and Power counties. 

This project is supported by Grant number 2015-WE-AX-0028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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