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District VI Juvenile Detention Center

Questions concerning the District VI Juvenile Detention Center can be directed to the front office during our normal business hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Visitation

In a effort to reduce the chances of COVID-19 from spreading within our facility, in person visitation has been suspended until further notice.  Parents/guardians can schedule two twenty minute visitations per week not to be done on consecutive days, via teleconference.  Teleconference visitations will be scheduled with the control room staff, during normal phone call hours, or during other hours of the day which fit best with daily facility schedules.  Counselors/teachers/ministers may use teleconference by scheduling times with the control room staff for whatever amount of time is necessary as long as it does not disrupt facility schedules.  Parents/guardians can increase phone calls  from 2 calls a week to 4 if they chose not to use the teleconference option.

Regular Schedule After Covid-19:
Sunday 2:15 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Wednesday 7:15 P.M. – 8:15 P.M.

Visitation Policies

Family visits are limited to parents or legal guardians only. Exceptions must be previously approved by both the juvenile’s probation officer and the Detention Director. All visitors must be 18 years of age or older and provide a valid picture I.D. Visitors will not leave food or any personal items with the resident. Visitors will not be admitted with purses, handbags, backpacks, pocketknives, or weapons. Please leave personal belongings in your car, as we will not be responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items. No public restrooms are available. All visitors must be dressed modestly and engage in appropriate and respectful conversation. No heated arguments or abusive behavior will be allowed. Please call ahead of time with any questions. Enjoy your visit.

Phone Calls

Nightly 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

(208) 235-2316

Residents are allowed no more than 2 phone calls, in or out, every 7 days. Parents or legal guardians only. Phone calls are limited to 10 minutes and may be monitored. A Social Security number and/or a work phone number may be needed for verification.

 

Mail

Letters can be sent to:
Resident / CO
District VI Juvenile Detention Center
P.O. Box 4926
Pocatello, ID 83205-4926

Juvenile Detention Clinician Project:
Program focuses on screening and assessing youths in our custody for mental health and substance abuse problems.  Youths are then linked to appropriate services in their local communities.

Academic Education:
Residents of the facility must attend academic education classes 5 hours per weekday.  These classes are provided through School District 25 and work in cooperation with all other school districts in our area.

Addictive Behavior Counseling:
Program runs 3 hours per week and sessions include:  Methamphetamines (use and risk factors), Dangers and Facts regarding Marijuana use, Dangers and Facts regarding Inhalant use, Teenagers and Alcohol, Alcohol and the Teenage Brain, Why taking drugs doesn’t work, and Ecstasy (the facts).

We The People:
The course explains the most important ideas of our Constitution and tells how they were developed.  It also tells about the people and events that were in the history of these ideas.  The course helps the student gain a greater understanding of the Constitution and our system of government.  

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens:
Students learn how to apply the 7 Habits to tough issues and life-changing decisions youth are facing in today’s world.

Worship Services:
Voluntary services are offered on Friday afternoon, and twice on Sundays.

Notice to Applicants

We appreciate your interest in applying  for a position as a Juvenile Detention Officer with the District VI Juvenile  Detention Center.  The Center is a 16-bed facility open 24 hours per day,  365 days per year.  It serves a six county area providing a secure environment  for court ordered detention of juveniles ages 12-17.

Job responsibilities include:  maintaining order and discipline; providing proper supervision; modeling high standards of behavior and effective living skills; providing support and nurture; managing the center in a safe, efficient and legal manner; working effectively with residents in a group setting; helping to maintain a clean, well maintained environment, upholding professional standards and improving job skills and knowledge.

Your application will initially be reviewed for any area that might automatically disqualify you.  If no problems are found, an oral review board may interview you.  There will be a one-year probationary period.

As indicated, the position of a Juvenile Detention Officer is a highly  responsible, sensitive assignment.  Applications that are being considered  for employment will be obligated to meet the minimum requirements as outlined  below:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.  Preference will be given to those applicants with college degrees, college credits and/or experience in a juvenile setting.
  2. Must be twenty-one (21) years old.
  3. Pass a physical exam.  This will be done at your own expense as part of a CONDITIONAL Job Offer.
  4. Pass a complete background check including criminal history and may be subject to polygraph exam.  This will be done as part of a CONDITIONAL Job Offer.  Please Review the BACKGROUND INFORMATION form.
  5. Full time staff must attend a three (3) week POST academy.  Part time staff will complete online POST training and pass a challenge exam. This is mandatory for all detention officers.  Training and time is paid by the Center and must be completed within first year of employment.
  6. Must have a valid drivers license.

Please complete the District VI Juvenile Detention Center Employment Application and return it to the Center at 137 S. 5th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho.

Bannock County JJ and Detention Employment Application (Word Doc)
Bannock County JJ and Detention Employment Application (PDF)


Do not fill out the POST application or the Background information form unless you have been offered an conditional job. 
Thank You.

BannockCounty JJ and Detention Background Information form (Word Doc)
BannockCounty JJ and Detention Background Information form (PDF)


Do not fill out the POST application or the Background information  form unless you have been offered an conditional job.

Juvenile POST Basic Academy Application Packet (PDF)

Required NOTARY can be obtained at the Bannock County Juvenile Court Office also located at 137 S. 5th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho.

Please bring Drivers License or other proof of identification.

Agency Policy

In compliance with Section 115.322 of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards, District 6 Juvenile Detention Center has provided policies to ensure referrals of allegations for investigations. To view this policy click here.

Reporting Abuse

If you suspect sexual abuse has happened at the District 6 Juvenile Detention Center, you may call the Director at the Center, 208-234-1080, or you may call the Bannock County Prosecuting Attorney, Pocatello Police Department, or the Idaho State Police Department.  Please have any information or evidence available for the investigators.  All reports are taken seriously and investigated.  False accusations may be prosecuted.

Data Review for Corrective Action and Publication

In compliance with Section 115.388 of the PREA Standards, District 6 Juvenile Detention Center has reviewed data collected and aggregated pursuant to section 115.387 in order to assess and improve the effectiveness of its sexual abuse prevention, detection, and response policies, practices, and training, including:

  1. Identify problem areas;
  2. Take corrective action on an ongoing basis; and
  3. Prepare an annual report of its findings and corrective actions.

Also in compliance with Section 115.389 of the PREA Standards, District 6 Juvenile Detention will make all aggregated sexual abuse data readily available to the public at lease annually.  The Director has issued an annual report regarding PREA which is available, click here.

To read the Policy regarding data collection, click here.

To read the 2019 PREA Assessment Report, click here.

Audit Report

The District 6 Juvenile Detention Center completed an audit and has been found to be in full compliance with PREA.  The PREA audit report completed on 12/21/2019 can be found here.

District VI Juvenile Detention Wellness Policy

It is our policy to promote and ensure healthy lifestyles for our youth by implementing a nutrition education program which includes: posters and/or documents and any other literature that we feel will be of assistance to them in understanding the importance of eating healthy in all aspects of their lives.

We will provide well-balanced meals for our residents while they are detained in our facility. We promise to provide them with breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks that meet the nutritional guidelines as set forth by the National School Lunch Program.

Our purpose is to ensure that our residents are not exposed to foods and/or snacks that are deficient in nutritional value, as per the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act. D6JDC has no concession machines available to our residents.

Our detention facility will continue to serve breakfast & lunches that have been approved by the National School Lunch program. These meals (as well as dinner) are prepared for us by the kitchen staff at the Bannock County Jail.

The center will also furnish a snack in the evening, between dinner and bedtime. Our facility adheres to the guidelines established by the Child Nutrition Program

Our facility will continue to provide the required amount of recreational time for all juveniles as pursuant to the IDAPA, Section 5, Title 1, Chapter 2, subsection 265. Depending on the weather for any given day, our staff will either take the residents out to the recreation yard to participate in a group activity or have them stay indoors and work on a large muscle group activity.

Any violations of this policy will be documented in an Incident Report that will be submitted to the Director and/or the Management Assistant.

An assessment of this policy will take place at least once every three years to make sure we are in staying in compliance. The position responsible for managing the triennial assessment will be the Management Assistant.

Public Release for Free Meals

This serves as the public release for the District 6 Juvenile Detention Center.

It is our policy to provide free meals for all residents in our facility. Our classroom operates under the School District #25 and the USDA Provision 2 Free Breakfast and Lunch program. The facility and the School District main office have a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

The facility MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules.

USDA Non-discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

Fax:  (202) 690-7442; or

Email:  program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For all other FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

Fax:  (202) 690-7442; or

Email:  program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in some cases religion or political beliefs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture also prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027), found online at:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

Mail:  U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

Fax:  (202) 690-7442; or

Email:  program.intake@usda.gov.

For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at: http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm.

To file a complaint of discrimination regarding a program receiving Federal financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), write: HHS Director, Office for Civil Rights, Room 515-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (800) 537-7697 (TTY).

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Detention Center Contacts

Main Phone Numbers:
(208) 234-1080 or (208) 234-1081

 

NameExt
Management Assistant: Lori Spencer2301
Executive Director: Seth Scott2300
Classroom: Kelli Anderson2322
Clinician Project: John Raukar2333
Control Room (available 24 hours a day)2316

Governing Body

The Center is under the direction of  a Facility Board composed of one commissioner form each of the six (6) participating counties: The Board has signed a Joint Powers Agreement authorizing  the operation of the center. They are responsible for hiring an executive  director, securing financing, and overseeing the operation and management  of the detention center. The executive director oversees the day-to-day  operations of the Center. The Facility Board and executive director meet  twice a year or as necessary.

County Contacts

Bannock County Juvenile Services

137 South 5th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 235-2304

Bear Lake County Juvenile Services

534 Washington Street
Montpelier, Idaho 83254
(208) 847-0626
(208) 847-0630 (fax)
Email

Caribou County Juvenile Services

159 South Main
Soda Springs, Idaho 83276
(208) 547-2591
(208) 547-4759 (fax)
Email

County Curfews

Pocatello Curfew
12:00 midnight to 5:00 A.M. for minors under the age of 18.

Chubbuck Curfew
10:30 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. for minors under the age of 16.
12:00 midnight to 5:00 A.M. for minors over the age of 16.

Lava Hot Springs Curfew
10:30 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. for minors under the age of 16.

12:00 midnight to 5:00 A.M. for minors over the age of 16.

Downey Curfew
10:30 P.M. to 5:00 A.M. for minors under the age of 18.

Franklin County Juvenile Services

50 West 1st South
Preston, ID 83263
(208) 852-1278
(208) 852-4078 (fax)
Email

Oneida County Juvenile Services

150 South Main #19
Malad, ID 83263
(208) 766-5001
(208) 766-5002 (fax)
Email

Power County Juvenile Services

543 Bannock Ave.
American Falls, ID 83211
(208) 226-2522 Ext. 136
(208) 226-7612 (fax)
Email

Helpful Information and Links

Post a Bond for someone at the Sheriff’s Office or call 208-236-7111.

Juvenile Detention Center

Physical Address
District VI Juvenile Detention
137 South 5th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201

Mailing Address
District VI Juvenile Detention
P.O. Box 4926
Pocatello, ID 83205

Phone: (208) 234-1080
or (208) 234-1081

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Mission

Our mission is to provide a secure, safe environment for juveniles who are placed in our care by the courts. Through programs and staff interaction, it is our goal to address attitudes, citizenship, school attendance, drug/alcohol problems, self worth, individual accountability and decision-making skills. We will work to meet the basic physical and emotional needs of the residents in an atmosphere of respect and concern.

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Our Philosophy

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.

Bannock County Courthouse

624 East Center
Pocatello, Idaho 83201

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