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Juvenile Justice Court

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.

Court Rules

  1. All persons entering the Juvenile Courthouse shall follow the procedures described below:
  2. Minors as to whom a delinquency petition has been filed must be accompanied by, and appear in court with a parent or legal guardian.
  3. Minors as to whom a delinquency petition has been filed and their parents/guardians must check in with Juvenile Court Reception.
  4. Food and drink are not permitted inside the courtroom.  Food and drink should be consumed outside the building.
  5. Chewing gum is not permitted while in the courtroom.
  6. Minors shall not possess or smoke tobacco products.  (Such conduct is unlawful and violators are subject to by law enforcement officers on duty at the courthouse.
  7. Cellular phones, pagers and alarms must be turned off, or be in a vibrate mode while in the courtroom.  If they make audible noise in the courtroom they may be confiscated by the bailiff.

Dress Code

Proper attire for a court appearance displays respect for the court and shows the court that you and your parent(s)/guardian(s) take this case seriously. According to the Juvenile Court’s standing order, such persons who are not in proper attire will be required to remove or adjust improperly worn clothing or leave the courthouse and return at the date and time specified by the Court, as communicated to to the Minor by the Probation Officer or the Minor’s attorney.

How to Change a Court Date

In order to change the date for a court appearance a written request must be addressed to the Juvenile Judge.  Please clearly state the reason(s) for the proposed change.

The request can be delivered to the Juvenile Court at:

Bannock County Juvenile Court
137 South 5th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201

The request can be mailed to the Juvenile Court at:

Bannock County Juvenile Court
624 E. Center
Room #220
Pocatello, ID 83201

The request can be faxed to the Juvenile Court at:

Attn: Bannock County Juvenile Court
(208) 234-1094

***Please be aware that requests may not always be granted by the Juvenile Judge.

If the request is granted you must sign for the new court date.

Resources

Juvenile Corrections Act Handbook
Juvenile Application for a Public Defender
Social History Form
Rights Form

Family Guide to Juvenile Justice

Family Guide to Juvenile Justice 

This guide was developed to give families information about Juvenile Justice and answer questions you may have about the Juvenile Court process.  Please contact us if you have additional questions.

IDJC Handbook for Families

This guide was developed to help you understand how the Juvenile Justice System works in Idaho. 

Program Description

Welcome to the Bannock County Juvenile Drug Court program. The Juvenile Drug Court is a court-managed drug and alcohol intervention treatment program designed to provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional criminal case processing. The program is administered by a team consisting of the Juvenile Judge, the Drug Court Coordinator, Drug Court Probation Officers, a Deputy Prosecutor, a Deputy Public Defender, treatment center providers, and Drug Court Officers.

Supervision

Your probation officer will be responsible for supervising you during the program. Supervision may include home visits, random drug and alcohol tests, and curfew checks. Your probation officer and treatment center staff will provide weekly progress reports before each drug court session. Other means of supervision may be imposed as needed.

Parental Involvement

Your parent(s)/guardian(s) will be required to attend drug court sessions with you, unless alternative arrangements are made. You are also required to follow all household rules, and your parent(s)/guardian(s) will be asked to report violations to your probation officer. Your parent(s)/guardian(s) may be sanctioned, including submitting to random drug testing or entering the program as a participant, if you continue to violate program rules.

Goals

As you enter this intensely supervised treatment program, you will need to be motivated to work toward changing your lifestyle and becoming free of alcohol and drug addiction.  Although the Drug Court Team will work with you to establish individual goals, the following are goals for every participant:

    • To learn to be alcohol and drug free
    • To learn better life coping skills
    • To develop a non-criminal pattern of living
    • To attend school and/or obtain a GED
    • To attend 12-step support groups or similar programs approved by the court
    • To enhance self esteem and self motivation
    • To learn the warning signs of relapses and develop a relapse prevention plan

Program Costs

You may be required to pay all or partial costs for participation in drug court as set by the Juvenile Judge. You may also be required to pay for drug tests, especially positive tests, and you may be required to pay for alternative testing methods, such as saliva and blood, if you refuse to take required drug tests.

Any drug court participant with court related financial obligations, i.e., child support, restitution, fines, victim’s compensation fund, fees, court costs, etc., will make court approved payments on a regular schedule and provide documentation of the payments. Amounts and payment schedules are to be established by each participant’s probation officer and documented for the Juvenile Judge’s approval. If you cannot make a payment, then discuss your situation with your probation officer, and when possible, he or she may help you make other arrangements. Failure to make timely payments may slow down your progress into the next phase and/or your graduation from the program.

Participant Rules

Violations of the following rules will be reviewed by the Juvenile Judge, who may impose sanctions.

1.  The following actions will not be tolerated:

    • Use and/or possession of drugs or alcohol
    • Violence or threats of any kind
    • Belligerent behavior
    • Possession of any type of weapon
    • Inappropriate sexual behavior or harassment
    • Failure to notify staff of new charges or citations
    • Dishonesty
    • Violation of curfew
    • Truancy

2.   Appropriate clothing is expected at all times while inside the courtroom, in the probation office, and at the treatment centers.  You must wear a shirt or blouse, pants or skirt, and shoes.  Sunglasses will not be worn inside the courtroom, treatment center, or probation office.  No alcohol or drug-related logos may be worn on clothing.  No gang colors or gang clothing will be worn.

3.   You must attend all scheduled treatment groups, individual counseling sessions, court sessions, and any other court ordered services unless you obtain prior approval from your probation officer or the Juvenile Judge.  You must arrive on time and not leave until the treatment group or court session is over.  If you are late you may be denied access and/or you may be considered absent.

4.   You may not carry cellular phones or pagers to court or treatment groups.

5.   You are expected to maintain appropriate behavior at all times while in the courtroom, and while waiting in the lobby before and after drug court sessions or drug testing.  Please talk to the Juvenile Judge and the Drug Court Team with courtesy and respect.  There will be no talking while seated in the courtroom audience.  You will be permitted to show support and encouragement for fellow participants by applause, but only during appropriate times.  Your behavior and demeanor while in the courtroom is a reflection of the entire program.  Maintaining appropriate behavior is indicative of the progress you and your fellow participants a making toward recovery.

The Bannock County Juvenile Drug Court will comply with Idaho Code 16-1619 regarding the reporting of abuse or neglect of minors.  The program will also comply with Idaho Code 39-5303 regarding the reporting of abuse and neglect of adults.  Federal law and regulations do not protect any information about suspected child abuse or neglect from being reported under state law to appropriate state or local authorities.

Drug and Alcohol Treatment

You will be required to attend substance abuse treatment as a condition of drug court.  You may be required to attend group and individual counseling sessions where you will work on task to achieve goals in your individual treatment plan.

Your compliance and progress in drug and alcohol treatment are expected, and will be reviewed on a weekly basis by the Drug Court Team.  The following behaviors will be considered a failure to comply with treatment and may result in sanctions:

    • Lack of participation in treatment groups
    • Tardiness
    • Absences
    • Failure to comply with treatment plan and complete assignments
    • Violence and threats of violence

Program Phases

There are three phases of the drug court program. Participants will be required to attend drug court sessions each week during phase one, once every two weeks during phase two, and once every four weeks during phase three. Each phase will consist of at least five appearances, and no credit will be given during a week when there are violations.

During all three phases you will be required to attend assigned treatment groups, and be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing and home visits. You must also attend all scheduled meetings with your probation officer. Completion of each phase is based on your successful performance in the program. The Juvenile Judge can demote you to a lower phase, or extend your time in a phase, in response to rule violations or a lack of progress in the program

Sanctions

Each drug court participant must abide by the rules of the program.  Sanctions for noncompliance may include but are not limited to:

    • Warnings and admonishment from the bench in open court
    • Required community service or work programs
    • Change in curfew time
    • Increased frequency of drug testing, monitoring, and/or treatment
    • Demotion to a lower phase
    • Home detention and/or electronic monitor
    • Discretionary detention or jail time
    • Court fines
    • Termination from the program

Incentives

Incentives reward the participants for positive steps taken in attaining a drug and crime-free lifestyle. Incentives may include, but are not limited to, promotion to the next phase, certificates, acknowledgement from the bench in open court, and other rewards.

Random Drug and Alcohol Tests

Random drug and alcohol tests will play a significant role in your recovery.  It is your responsibility to make sure that you understand and comply with the testing guidelines.  If you do not feel that you fully understand, it is your responsibility to ask for clarification.

You are required to provide urine samples upon request.  Failure to provide a urine sample within five minutes may be considered a refusal to take a test.  You may be asked to submit to an alternative testing method, such as blood or saliva, upon your refusal to provide a urine sample, and you could be charged for the cost of the alternative test.  Drug court participants who test positive for drug use may also be charged for the cost of collecting their test.

Members of the Drug Court Team may conduct random drug and alcohol tests at your job, school, home, during court, and at other locations.  Random testing may occur every day, and at any time of day.  You may also be asked to report to the probation office for drug testing.  Your probation officer must approve all travel arrangements that would make you unavailable for drug testing.

For your own protection, if you begin using any prescription or over-the-counter medications, you must present them to the Drug Court Team for viewing, approval and/or verification by the prescribing doctor.  Failure to comply with proper procedure or a positive test may result in sanctions by the Juvenile Judge.

Graduation

Participants who successfully complete phase three will be allowed to graduate from the program. Graduates will be honored at a special graduation ceremony where family and friends are welcome to attend. Graduates are advised to continue with their treatment after leaving the program, and they are encouraged to contact the Drug Court Team for assistance in the future. Participants who owe excessive probation fees may be prohibited from graduating until their fees are paid.

Essential Phone Numbers

Drug Testing Message Line – 208-236-0606, ext. 23
Drug Court Coordinator – 208-236-0606, ext. 34
Juvenile Probation Officers – 208-234-1085 
Bannock County Prosecutor – 208-236-7280
Bannock County Public Defender – 208-236-7040
Road to Recovery – 208-233-9135
MK Place – 208-234-4722

Program Hours

Juvenile Drug Court sessions will be every Tuesday beginning at 4:00 p.m., unless otherwise scheduled.  The hours of operation for the drug court support staff are generally Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The offices are generally closed for the following holidays:

    • New Year’s Day
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    • President’s Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Columbus Day
    • Veteran’s Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day

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.

Programs and Classes

Youth Court

Youth Court was started in Bannock County in November 1991. It is a diversion program designed to give first of second time juvenile offenders a “second chance”. Juvenile offenders who have committed a misdemeanor are given a chance to attend Youth Court. If they complete their outlined program, they will not have a juvenile record.

In cooperation with the School District 25 Experienced Career Based Education Program, ten to twelve EBCE students are trained as Youth Court panelists. These volunteers question the offender and their parentsto gain information that will help them in deciding a disposition forthe offender. Pocatello Police Department also assigns a school resourceofficer to attend Youth Court to help panelists understand importantthings to consider by different types of offenses. The program helpsover a hundred juveniles a year to take a second look at their mistakesand make a decision to stay out of the juvenile system. In addition,it provides high school students with a realistic view of juvenilelaw. Youth Court is held every other Wednesday at 6:00 pm.

*Ram Court is a cooperative program between Bannock County Juvenile Justice and Highland High School that uses the Youth Court Model to divert students with minor offenses and behavioral problems as an alternative to referral to the courts or a formal major discipline. Referrals to the program come from the School Resource Officer or a Vice Principal. Students referred to the program appear before a panel of student peers that is comprised of the student officers.

Status Offender Program

(Grant Funded – Increase in Funding FY 08)
The Status Offender Program is a diversion program funded by the Idaho Supreme Court that focuses on the special needs of status offenders and their families. Each family is assessed in order to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the needs and risks of the family. The Status Offender Officer meets with the family and juvenile regularly to monitor progress and help mediate family issues.

The program contracts with a counselor to provide services to families that are unable to afford counseling. This allows the families to access in a timely manner needed therapy to deal with the issues that are contributing to the maladaptive behavior in the family.

Truancy Court

(Grant Funding through the Balanced & Restorative Justice Grant
Truancy Court was developed as an early intervention program in partnership with the juvenile court, juvenile justice, school district #25, and other community based agencies to address the increasing problem of truancy.  Students charged with a 3rd truancy are given the option to participate in the program as an alternative to probation.  Cases are evaluated by the Truancy Court Team, which consists of the Juvenile Court Judge, School Resource Officer, School Official, and the Truancy Court Coordinator.  A case management plan is developed based on the Balanced Approach and the needs of the juvenile and family.  Additional services such as mental health services, substance abuse counseling,parent education or family therapy, and individual counseling may be implemented as part of the case management plan based on the family’s needs.

Truancy Court is a mini drug court model and consists of three phases. The juveniles and their parents attend weekly scheduled Truancy Court meetings to evaluate their compliance with the conditions of the Truancy Court program.  The juveniles receive rewards for compliance and sanctions for violations.  In order to graduate from the program, juveniles and parents must comply with the conditions of the Truancy Court program for an extended period of time, and the Truancy Court team must reach a consensus that the needs have been adequately addressed and the likelihood of further truancy significantly reduced.(Grant Funding through the Balanced & Restorative Justice Grant
Truancy Court was developed as an early intervention program in partnership with the juvenile court, juvenile justice, school district #25, and other community based agencies to address the increasing problem of truancy.  Students charged with a 3rd truancy are given the option to participate in the program as an alternative to probation.  Cases are evaluated by the Truancy Court Team, which consists of the Juvenile Court Judge, School Resource Officer, School Official, and the Truancy Court Coordinator.  A case management plan is developed based on the Balanced Approach and the needs of the juvenile and family.  Additional services such as mental health services, substance abuse counseling,parent education or family therapy, and individual counseling may be implemented as part of the case management plan based on the family’s needs.

Truancy Court is a mini drug court model and consists of three phases. The juveniles and their parents attend weekly scheduled Truancy Court meetings to evaluate their compliance with the conditions of the Truancy Court program.  The juveniles receive rewards for compliance and sanctions for violations.  In order to graduate from the program, juveniles and parents must comply with the conditions of the Truancy Court program for an extended period of time, and the Truancy Court team must reach a consensus that the needs have been adequately addressed and the likelihood of further truancy significantly reduced.

Community Service

Juveniles are typically assigned 20 hours of community service on each juvenile charge.  Community Service is completed under the supervision of a male and  female Community Service Supervisor.  There are several sites where Community Service takes place including The Holt Arena at Idaho State University, The Bannock County Fairgrounds, the Idaho Food Bank, ISU Daycare, and the Juvenile Detention Center.  Other sites may be used when available. 

Through this program the juveniles will learn how to give back to the community  what they have taken through committing juvenile offenses.

Constructing a Future

“Constructing A Future” is a program designed to aid juveniles on probation in the development of construction related skills and train them for future employment by teaching them responsibility while laboring in a goal oriented environment.  “Constructing A Future” also enables program employees to pay off restitution and court fees.  All income earned by “Constructing A Future” employees goes directly toward these debts.  Those who complete the program are at an advantage in that they have acquired valuable skills that will benefit them throughout their working life and in that they are able to repay the community financially in a timely manner.

The program partners with Pocatello Neighborhood Housing (PNHS) to be able to purchase and sell the homes. The also provide oversight in some cases in regard to code issues and remodeling plans.   PNHS can also assist couples wishing to buy the remodeled homes in getting financing.

School District 25 has a construction class through high school.  They have helped draft the plans of the addition to the most recent home, and plan to possibly help in developing the blueprints for our next home.

Home Detention / Electronic Monitor

Under the standard terms and conditions of Probation, juveniles may be placed on house arrest at the probation officer’s discretion by using the Electronic Monitor Program or the Home Detention Program.  Currently up to ten clients can be supervised on Home Detention and fourteen Electronic Monitors are utilized which allows the use of graduated sanctions regarding incarceration.

Juvenile Sex Offender Group

The Juvenile Sex Offender Group is a community based out-patient program that  treats juveniles dealing with sex offender issues. The program has 4 units that participants progress through sequentially, and must master the clinical issues within each unit prior to moving onto the next. The program includes  risk assessment of juvenile sex offenders, community-based group treatment, family participation, and a monthly wrap-around team meeting.

Parent Orientation

The purpose of the Parent Orientation class is to help parents better understand the role probation plays in the community, the family, and the individual.  Parents are asked to examine their influence in their child’s behavior, and to consider changes that they need to make in an effort to help their child.  The class explains to parents their responsibility in the probation process, and clearly outlines the department’s expectations for cooperation, as well as the possible consequences for noncompliance.

Parents are encouraged to ask questions about the juvenile justice system and policies and procedures of Bannock County Juvenile Justice and Probation.

Restitution

Every effort will be made to see that each victim who has possibly sustained an out of pocket loss will have an opportunity to make a fair and accurate claim for restitution, and to see that each victim is compensated in full for their documented loss.

Shortstop

“Shortstop” is a family program that was developed by members of the Orange  County Bar Foundation in 1978 as a diversion program for first time offenders. In November of 1991, Bannock County purchased the rights from the foundation  to implement the program as an alternative to detention for court ordered youths. The operation of the program is a joint effort between Bannock County Juvenile Justice, the Bannock County Sheriff’s Department and community volunteers.

“Shortstop” is a two session program held on Tuesday nights from 5:45 until 9:00 at the Bannock County Criminal Justice Center.  Each session is facilitated by a trained instructor who volunteers his of her time to the program.

In the first session, offenders are given a dose of “reality therapy”.  They are shown what their life will be like if they continue to commit crimes and become an adult criminal.  In this session, offenders are assigned number and referred to by number through the rest of the session.  They are searched and shackled by jailors and then transported to a holding cell in the facility. Parents are allowed to accompany the juveniles to the holding cell.  Once in the cell, several inmates come in to talk to the kids and their parents about what life is like in jail and the decisions they made that led them to jail.

Afterwards, parents and kids return to the classroom where each offender in  place on the “Hot Seat”.  During this portion of the program, the instructor questions the offenders one at a time about their crimes.  Offenders are prompted to think back about their actions and five ideas of what they could have done differently in the decision making process.

After each juvenile is questioned by the instructor, parents and kids are given a book that has 100 pages of easy to read text and ten homework assignments. The homework assignments include a business interview with a community volunteer  and spending time together with the family, along with other assignments.

In the second session, kids are given name tags instead of number tags.  They  are shown a video entitled “Twice Pardoned”.  After the video, the instructor reviews the homework assignments with the participants by asking for their responses to each assignment.  Kids are able to see how the homework relate to patterns of behavior that lead to success in their lives.

The program concludes with a graduation, since each juvenile is allowed to go through the program only once.

Victim Offender Mediation/Victim Impact Panel

Victims of property crimes will be given an opportunity to participate in the accountability area of the juvenile’s case plan through either victim offender mediation or a victim impact panel. Referrals to the program can be made by the Restitution Officer, and/or Probation Officers.

Thinking for a Change

“Thinking For A Change” (TFAC) is a 10 to 12 week class that is taught twice a week. Classes are taught at the school by the Probation Officers. TFAC is taught with two main components: Social Skills and Cognitive Self Change. The first three sessions teach the student show to listen and communicate better with others. The next five lessons teach the skill of cognitive self change. Cognitive self change is designed to help the students recognize their thought patterns and”risky” thoughts or beliefs that often lead to making poor choices and getting into trouble. The students are taught to replace their”risky thinking” with new thinking which should lead to new outcomes.The cognitive self change component is followed by four more social skill lessons.

Family Mediation

Family Mediation is a solution-focused technique to reduce conflict in the home between family members. Sessions are facilitated by trained mediators, and results in a contract or agreement signed by all participants.

Intensive Supervision Program

The Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) deals with the most high-risk youth. It is the desire of the staff that the youth’s time in this program be productive. Our program goals include:

  • Providing a means to hold the youth accountable for their actions by being on time, going to their appointments, managing their time and meeting daily obligations.
  • Offering ways for the youth to develop skills in education and pre-vocational areas by working with computers, dealing in public relations, practicing proper social etiquette, cooking, cleaning, money management, practicing job interviews, resume writing and substance abuse education. We also tour the community to expose the youth to different areas of career possibilities. This includes ISU Vo-Tech, the fire department and paramedics, banks, stock brokerage offices, insurance companies, radio and T.V. stations and various other businesses. We distribute a monthly newsletter in which everyone has a part. This ranges from editorials, art -work, poems, photographs and selling advertising. Once a week we go out and perform community service. We do trash pickup, painting, cleaning, sandbagging, etc.
  • Addressing areas of special needs through group processing and community providers. The includes utilizing sports, conflict management, smoking cessation and working on self-esteem.

The educational backgrounds of the youth in this program vary from elementary to high school. They work at these different levels on history, math, writing,science and literature. Some take and pass their G.E.D. tests and others are reinstated into school.

For many of these youth, this program is an alternative State’s custody. For others it is a transition from State’s custody back into the community. The program is committed to providing the youth with an opportunity to develop the skills they will need to become productive members of our community.

Juvenile Drug Court

The Bannock County Juvenile Drug Court utilized a team approach to address the challenges presented by chronic juvenile substance abusers. Members of the team include the Juvenile Drug Court Judge, a deputy prosecutor, a deputy public defender, probation officer, treatment providers, and the Juvenile Drug Court Coordinator.

Participants progress through 3 program phases. The first phase requires the juvenile to attend Drug Court weekly. Participants are graduated to Phase 2 when they have had five straight weeks of remaining clean and sober and have met all other treatment goals. Participants in Phase 2 attend every other week for 3 months. When participants successfully complete Phase 2 by remaining clean and sober and meeting treatment goals, they graduate to Phase 3. Participants in Phase 3 attend Drug Court once each month. They fully graduate the program by remaining clean and sober and meeting the treatment goals for Phase 3. More information on the Bannock County 6th District Court Page.

Juvenile Probation Information and Forms

Exhibit A
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PROBATION ORDER
UNDER IDAHO CODE 20-520

Click here for a printable copy of “Exhibit A” form to sign and submit 

Any juvenile offender placed on probation and his/her parents/guardians shall abide by the following terms and conditions.  The probation officer will explain the requirements of Exhibit A and will require the juvenile and his/her parents/guardians to sign and date ExhibitA.  All juvenile offenders are required to obey the followingrules of probation unless waived in writing:

1.  The parents/guardians shall assure compliance with, and the juvenile shall:

A.  Maintain contact with your probation officer and obtain the officer’s written consent to move, leave Bannock County, or leave the state of Idaho.  If your address changes, these rules apply to the new residence as well.

B.  Avoid any contact with individuals not approved of by your probation officer and your parent(s)/guardian(s).

C.  Follow all of the rules at home and school.

D.  Abide by the following curfew: Sunday-Thursday: 10:00 PM; Friday and Saturday: 11:30 PM (unless told differently).

E.  Attend school everyday unless you have a physician’s excuse.  Truancies are reported to your probation officer and may constitute a new juvenile offense.  Your probation officer will have access to your report cards and attendance records.

F.  Obey the law and not use or possess any illegal narcotics, paraphernalia, or prescription medication.

G.  Not use or possess alcohol, any form of tobacco, pornography, sexually explicit or violent materials, including music, or any weapons, including BB guns, pocket knives, slingshots, and razor blades.  You may not be at any place outside your home where any of these items are being used.

H.  Have a parent or legal guardian with you at all times when you are in retail stores, and never enter any stores that have trespassed you.  If you do enter such stores, you may be charged with trespassing.  You may not enter any store property where an offense occurred.

I.  Obtain your probation officer’s consent to apply for a driver’s license or take drivers training.  If you already have a license, it may be suspended by your probation officer or the Court, if you do not follow the rules of probation.

J.  Not go to any school or school event where you are not registered without permission of your probation officer.  If you are found on such school grounds, you may be charged with trespassing.

K.  Pay Juvenile Justice $25.00 for each month you are on probation.  Payments are due on the last day of the month.

L.   Not spend any nights away from home unless accompanied by parent or guardian

2.  Restitution: If the court orders any restitution paid to the juvenile offender’s victim and the juvenile and/or the parents/guardians object to the amount ordered, they may request a Restitution Hearing.  The juvenile and/or the parents/guardians must provide the court written notice of their objection within twenty (20) days of the restitution order.  A failure to do so makes the restitution order final.  Parents/guardians are legally responsible for paying any restitution that the juvenile fails to pay.  Restitution shall be paid to:  Bannock County Courthouse, Bonds & Fines, 624 E. Center, Room 220, Pocatello, Idaho, 83201.  If the court terminates probation or the juvenile or the parents/guardians fail to obey the restitution order, the court may convert the restitution order to a civil judgment for the unpaid balance against the juvenile and the parents/guardians who are designated in the restitution order.

3.  Home Detention: The probation officer may require the juvenile offender to remain at home at all times unless he/she is at school and/or work.  The probation officer may use an electronic monitor while the juvenile is on home detention.  A daily fee for the monitor is charged.

4.  Community Service: A juvenile offender must perform twenty (20) hours of community service for each offense.  The probation officer has discretion to suspend hours as he/she deems appropriate.  If in school, the juvenile shall perform twenty (20) hours per month.  If not in school, the juvenile shall perform forty (40) hours per month. The juvenile and the parents/guardians shall pay $.60 per hour for workmen’s compensation coverage.  The fee shall be paid to: Bannock County Courthouse, Bonds & Fines, 624 E. Center, Room 220, Pocatello, Idaho, 83201.  If the fee is not paid, Bannock County may obtain a civil judgment against the juvenile and the parents/guardians.

5.  Classes: A juvenile offender and the parents/guardians shall attend, participate in, and complete all ordered classes and programs at the scheduled date and time.

6.  Law Violations: A juvenile offender and the parents/guardians shall not encourage, participate in, or commit any act that constitutes a violation of the laws of the United States, Idaho, or its cities.  A juvenile and/or the parents/guardians who violate the  law may be charged criminally for the violation.  The probation officer may also file a probation violation and seeking contempt sanctions against the juvenile and/or the juvenile’s parents.

7.  Warrantless Home Checks and Searches:  The juvenile and parents or guardians are ordered by the Court to maintain a crime-free home and property.  The home and property must be free from illegal items including:  drugs, prohibited intoxicating substances, weapons, pornography, stolen property, drug paraphernalia and gang paraphernalia.  All of the home, outbuildings, property, vehicles, school lockers, and bags may be searched without a warrant.  A juvenile offender and the parents/guardians shall submit to periodic unannounced and warrantless home checks and searches by probation officers at any time and without probable cause.  During such home checks, a law enforcement officer may assist the probation officer for the probation officer’s safety.  No unapproved juveniles or adults may spend the night in the home.  Probation officers, along with a law enforcement officer, may, at their discretion, search the juvenile’s and the parents/guardians home, secured rooms, safes, grounds, outbuildings, vehicles, and/or school locker without obtaining a search warrant.  The juvenile and the parents/guardians specifically waive their constitutional right to be free from such searches.

8.  Detention Costs: A juvenile offender and the parents/guardians shall pay $100.00 for each day the juvenile is in detention.  Probation officers have discretion to decrease or waive this fee if the juvenile and the parents/guardians are complying with probation.

9.  Probation Officer’s Discretion: When necessary a probation officer may order the juvenile offender and/or the parents/guardians to complete any of the following:

A.  Individual, group, or family counseling;
B.  Alcohol/drug evaluations and counseling;
C.  Random drug/alcohol testing within 24 hours of the probation officer’s request;
D.  Victim Offender Mediation;
E.  Parent Orientation/Parent Project/Strengthening Families;
F.  Additional community service (juvenile only).

Additional Requirements for Juvenile Offenders Who Violate Probation

    1. Serve detention time, home detention, or be placed on the electronic monitor and pay a fee for each day the juvenile is on the monitor.
    2. Perform twenty (20) additional hours of community service for each violation.
    3. Attend any additional classes that the probation officer may deem appropriate.
    4. Remain on probation for additional time or be monitored at a higher probation level.
    5. Receive a Juvenile Violation Report for criminal contempt or for any additional juvenile and/or misdemeanor charges.

Additional Requirements for Parents/Guardians Who Violate This or Any Court Order

If the parents/guardians of the juvenile allow, encourage, participate in, or do not report to the probation officer all violations of  this Order, the parents/guardians may be required to attend an Order to Show Cause hearing before the Judge.  At the Order to Show Cause hearing, the State has the burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the parents/guardians have violated the terms of Probation.  Possible sanctions for a contempt conviction include: a $1,000.00 fine; up to five (5) days in jail for each violation; and /or additional classes or to be charged with the crime of contempt.  See Idaho Code §§ 20-520; 18-1801.

Click here for a printable copy of “Exhibit A” form to sign and submit 

Exhibit B
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PROBATION CONTRACT

Click here for a printable copy of “Exhibit B” form to sign and submit

Any juvenile offenders and their parent(s)/guardian(s) placed on probation shall abide by the following terms and conditions.  If the minor or parent(s)/guardian(s) violates any term of probation, he/she may be required to do any or all of the following:

    1. Serve jail or detention time, home detention or electronic monitor (with fee payment).
    2. Do 20 additional community service hours for each violation.
    3. Attend additional classes.
    4. Have probation time extended or raised to a higher level.
    5. Pay for positive drug tests.

If the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the minor allow, encourage, participate in, or do not report probation violations or violation of Exhibit “C” Order to the Juvenile Probation Officer, an Order to Show Cause hearing will be scheduled before the Juvenile Judge.  At the Order to Show Cause hearing, the State has the burden to prove beyond a preponderance of the evidence that the parents/guardians have violated the terms of Probation.  Possible sanctions for a contempt conviction include: a $1,000.00 fine; up to five (5) days in jail for each violation; and /or additional classes or to be charged with the crime of contempt.  See Idaho Code §§ 20-522; 18-1801.

THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY TO ALL PROBATIONERS:

The Juvenile shall:

A.  Maintain contact with your probation officer and obtain the officer’s written consent to move or leave the State of Idaho.  If your address changes, these rules apply to the new residence as well.

B.   Avoid any contact with individuals not approved of by your probation officer and your parent(s)/guardian.

C.  Abide by Probation’s curfew which is to be no later than:  Sunday-Thursday – 10:00 PM; Friday and Saturday- 11:30 PM.

D.  Follow all the rules at home and school.

E.  Attend school every day unless you have a physician’s excuse.  Truancies are reported to your probation officer and may constitute a new juvenile offense.  Parent(s)/guardian(s) is responsible to work cooperatively with school officials, which includes attending parent/teacher conferences, and other meetings requested by teachers or school administration.  Parent(s)/guardian(s) are expected to be actively engaged in the education of the juvenile.  Your probation officer will have access to your report cards and attendance records.

F.  Not go to any school or school event where you are not registered without permission of your probation officer.  If you are found on such school grounds, you may be charged with trespassing.

G.  Obey the law and not use or possess any illegal narcotics, paraphernalia, or prescription medication.

H.  Not use or possess alcohol, any form of tobacco, pornography, sexually explicit or violent materials, including music, or any weapons, including BB guns, pocket knives, slingshots, and razor blades.  You may not be at any place outside your home where any of these items are being used.

I.   Have a parent or legal guardian with you at all times when you are in retail stores, and never enter any stores that have trespassed you.  If you do enter such stores, you may be charged with trespassing.  You may not enter any store property where an offense occurred.

J.   Pay Juvenile Justice $25.00 for each month you are on probation.  Payments are due on the last day of the month.

K.   Not spend any nights away from home unless accompanied by parent or guardian.

L.   Probation must be aware of all permanent residents in the home and be notified of any other individuals in the home past midnight.

Restitution: If the court orders any restitution paid to the juvenile offender’s victim and the juvenile and/or the parent(s) /guardian(s) object to the amount ordered, they may request a Restitution Hearing.  The juvenile and/or the parent(s)/guardian(s) must provide the court written notice of their objection within twenty (20) days of the restitution order.  A failure to do so makes the restitution order final.  Parent(s)/guardian(s) are legally responsible for paying any restitution that the juvenile fails to pay.Restitution shall be paid to:

Bannock County Courthouse, Bonds & Fines
624 E. Center, Room 220
Pocatello, Idaho, 83201

If the court terminates probation or the juvenile or the parent(s)/guardian(s) fail to obey the restitution order, the court may convert the restitution order to a civil judgment for the unpaid balance against the juvenile and the parent(s)/guardian(s) who are designated in the restitution order.

Home Detention: The probation officer may require the juvenile offender to remain at home at all times unless he/she is at school and/or work.  The probation officer may use an electronic monitor while the juvenile is on home detention.  A daily fee for the monitor is charged.

Community Service: A juvenile offender must perform twenty (20) hours of community service for each offense.  The probation officer has discretion to suspend hours as he/she deems appropriate.  If in school, the juvenile shall perform twenty (20) hours per month.  If not in school, the juvenile shall perform forty (40) hours per month. The juvenile and the parent(s)/guardian(s) shall pay $.60 per hour for workmen’s compensation coverage.  The fee shall be paid to: Bannock County Courthouse, Bonds & Fines, 624 E. Center, Room 220, Pocatello, Idaho, 83201.  If the fee is not paid, Bannock County may obtain a civil judgment against the juvenile and the parents/guardians.

Classes: A juvenile offender and the parents/guardians shall attend, participate in, and complete all ordered classes and programs at the scheduled date and time.

Law Violations: A juvenile offender and the parents/guardians shall not encourage, participate in, or commit any act that constitutes a violation of the laws of the United States, Idaho, or its cities.  A juvenile and/or the parent(s)/guardian(s) who violate the  law may be charged criminally for the violation.  The probation officer may also file a probation violation and seeking contempt sanctions against the juvenile and/or the juvenile’s parents.

Warrantless Home Checks and Searches:  The juvenile and parent(s) or guardian(s) are ordered by the Court to maintain a crime-free home and property.  The home and property must be free from illegal items including:  drugs, prohibited intoxicating substances, weapons, pornography, stolen property, drug paraphernalia and gang paraphernalia.  All of the home, outbuildings, property, vehicles, school lockers, and bags may be searched without a warrant.  A juvenile offender and the parents/guardians shall submit to periodic unannounced and warrantless home checks and searches by probation officers at any time and without probable cause.  During such home checks, a law enforcement officer may assist the probation officer for the probation officer’s safety.  No unapproved juveniles or adults may spend the night in the home.  Probation officers, along with a law enforcement officer, may, at their discretion, search the juvenile’s and the parents/guardians home, secured rooms, safes, grounds, outbuildings, vehicles, and/or school locker without obtaining a search warrant.  The juvenile and the parents/guardians specifically waive their constitutional right to be free from such searches.

Detention Costs: A juvenile offender and the parents/guardians shall pay $50.00 for each day the juvenile is in detention.  Probation officers have discretion to decrease or waive this fee if the juvenile and the parents/guardians are complying with probation.

Probation Officer’s Discretion: When necessary a probation officer may order the juvenile offender and/or the parents/guardians to complete any of the following:

A.  Individual, group, or family counseling
B.  Alcohol/drug evaluations and counseling
C.  Random drug/alcohol testing within 24 hours of the probation officer’s request
D.  Victim Offender Mediation
E.  Parent Orientation/Parent Project/Strengthening Families
F.  Additional community service (juvenile only)

Click here for a printable copy of “Exhibit B” form to sign and submit

Contact Juvenile Probation Officers

Main Phone Numbers:
(208) 234-1082 or (208) 234-1085 

Name and PositionExt.
Kami Larsen – Management Assistant2304
Matt Olsen – Director2305
Todd Mauger – Chief JPO/Intake & Diversion Unit Supervisor2306
Kate Miller – Truancy Court Coordinator2307
Jesika Snyder – Probation Officer2308
Willie Walker – Probation Officer2311
Dan Montgomery – Probation Officer2310
Kora Jewell – Probation Officer2309
Tara Erickson – Youth Court2313
Neomi Soto – Diversion Officer2328
Amy Price – FGDM/Restorative Conferences2317
Status Offender Coordinator2312

Fax Number:
(208) 234-1094

Name and PositionPhone
Youth Development Center – 141 N. 6th Ave.(208) 236-7096
  
Nishon Neal – YDC Coordinator(208) 236-7096
Robert Fernandez – Probation Officer (208) 236-7094
Fax(208) 236-7097
 (208) 234-1094
Intensive Supervision – 141 N. 6th Ave. 
Kimberly Andrew – Clinical Coordinator(208) 236-7089
Leslie Land – Asst. Chief JPO/ BCYDC Sup./Drug Court(208) 236-7091
Erin Flores – Probation Officer (208) 236-7028
Chuck Misner – Probation Officer(208) 236-7093

Community Partnerships

Pocatello / Chubbuck School District No. 25

The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District is committed to maximizing student learning.  The District has a solid reputation for providing quality education in grades K – 12, as well as nationally-recognized adult/community education classes.  Winner of the “What Parents Want Award” for nine years straight, the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District is a parent-friendly educational environment.

Administrative Offices:
3115 Poleline Road
(208) 232-3563

Marsh Valley Joint School District No. 21

Marsh Valley Joint School District No. 21 is located in South Bannock County, and is comprised of the following communities: Arimo, Downey, Garden Creek, Inkom, Lava Hot Springs, McCammon, Swan Lake and Virginia.

The District has four elementary schools, housing grades K-6 with district wide pre-school programs and developmental kindergarten programs.  The District also provides services for a comprehensive special education program.  All of our schools and programs are fully accredited.

The mission of Marsh Valley Joint School District No. 21 is to create an effective and efficient learning environment where students can develop life-long learning skills to become responsible, self motivated, confident citizens with an appreciation for others in a changing world.

Administrative Offices:
40 School Street
Arimo, Idaho 83214
(208) 254-3306

Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

Official State of Idaho Depart of Juvenile Corrections Website
Program, Library & Forms

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Our mission is to promote and protect the health and safety of all Idahoans.  From birth throughout life, we can help enrich and protect the lives of the people of our state.

We offer programs that deal with complex social, economic and individual issues.  They range from Medicaid to Food Stamps, Child Protection to Disease Prevention.  Last year, we helped almost 340,000 people in our state, one out of every four Idahoans.

Idaho Kids Count

Idaho Kids Count is a nonprofit organization engaging citizens and policy makers in a non-partisan, research-based discussions of strategies to improve childhood outcomes.

Idaho Kids Count, launched in 1994 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a program of the Mountain States Group a 501(c)3 community resource organization.

Helpful Information and Links

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

Juvenile Justice

Physical Address
Bannock County Juvenile Court
137 South 5th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201

Mailing Address
Bannock County Juvenile Court
624 East Center Room #220
Pocatello, ID 83201

Telephone Numbers
(208) 234-1087 – (208) 234-1088

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Mission

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.

Bannock County Courthouse

624 East Center
Pocatello, Idaho 83201

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