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Juvenile Justice Court

Location

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

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.

Family Guide to Juvenile Justice

Family Guide to Juvenile Justice 

This guide was developed to inform families about Juvenile Justice and answer questions about the Juvenile Court process.  Please get in touch with 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.

What are the court rules?

  1. All persons entering the Juvenile Courthouse shall follow the procedures described below:
  2. Minors to whom a delinquency petition has been filed must be accompanied by and appear in court with a parent or legal guardian.
  3. Minors for 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 beverages 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 vibrate mode while in the courtroom.  If they make audible noises in the courtroom, the bailiff may confiscate them.

Is there a 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 the Minor by the Probation Officer or the Minor’s attorney.

How do I change a court date?

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 the Juvenile Judge may not always grant requests.

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

Other Resources

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

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

Status Offender Program

The Status Offender Program is a diversion program 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

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.  Community Service takes place in several sites, including The ICCU Dome 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.

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 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 Treatment

The Juvenile Sex Offender Group is a community-based outpatient program that treats juveniles dealing with sex offender issues. The program has four units that participants progress through sequentially and must master within each unit before moving on to 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 Parent Orientation class aims to help parents better understand the role probation plays in the community, the family, and the individual.  Parents are asked to examine their influence on their child’s behavior and consider changes they need to make to help their child.  The class explains to parents their responsibility for the probation process and clearly outlines the department’s expectations for cooperation and 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 that each victim is compensated in full for their documented loss.

Victim Offender Mediation/Victim Impact Panel

Victims of property crimes will be allowed to participate in the accountability area of the juvenile’s case plan through either victim-offender mediation or a victim impact panel. The Restitution Officer and/or Probation Officers can refer to the program.

Family Mediation

Family mediation is a solution-focused technique to reduce conflict between family members in the home. Trained mediators facilitate sessions to create a contract or agreement that all participants will sign.

Bannock County Youth Development Center

The Bannock County Youth Development Center (YDC) deals with the most high-risk youth. The staff’s desire is for the youth’s time in this program to 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 TV stations, and other businesses. We distribute a monthly newsletter in which everyone has a part. This ranges from editorials, artwork, 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. This 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 in 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 to State custody. For others, it is a transition from state custody to the community. The program is committed to allowing the youth to develop the skills they will need to become productive members of our community. 

Program Description

The Juvenile Treatment Court is a court-managed drug and alcohol intervention treatment program designed to address the challenges presented by chronic juvenile substance abusers through a cost-effective alternative to traditional criminal case processing. The program is administered by a team consisting of the Juvenile Judge, the Treatment Court Coordinator, Treatment Court Probation Officers, a Deputy Prosecutor, a Deputy Public Defender, treatment center providers, and Treatment Court Officers.

Participants progress through 3 program phases. The first phase requires the juvenile to attend Treatment 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 three 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 Treatment Court once each month. They fully graduate from the program by remaining clean and sober and meeting the treatment goals for Phase 3.

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 treatment court session. Other means of supervision may be imposed as needed.

Parental Involvement

Your parent(s)/guardian(s) will be required to attend treatment 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. If you continue to violate program rules, your parent(s)/guardian(s) may be sanctioned, including submitting to random drug testing or entering the program as a participant.

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 Treatment 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 participate in 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 treatment 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 treatment 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, they may help you make other arrangements. Failure to make timely payments may slow 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 always expected 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 ends.  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 treatment court sessions or drug testing.  Please talk to the Juvenile Judge and the Treatment Court Team with courtesy and respect.  There will be no talking while seated in the courtroom audience.  You will be permitted to support and encourage fellow participants by applause, but only during appropriate times.  Your behavior and demeanor while in the courtroom reflects the entire program.  Maintaining appropriate behavior indicates the progress you and your fellow participants are making toward recovery.

The Bannock County Juvenile Treatment 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 treatment court.  You may be required to participate in group and individual counseling sessions to work on tasks to achieve goals in your treatment plan.

Your compliance and progress in drug and alcohol treatment are expected and will be reviewed every week by the Treatment 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 a treatment plan and complete assignments
    • Violence and threats of violence

Program Phases

There are three phases of the treatment court program. Participants will be required to attend treatment 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 participate in 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 treatment 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 taking positive steps to attain a drug- and crime-free lifestyle. Incentives may include but are not limited to promotion to the next phase, certificates, acknowledgment 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.  You are responsible for ensuring 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. Treatment court participants who test positive for drug use may also be charged for the cost of collecting their test.

Members of the Treatment 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 make you unavailable for drug testing.

For your protection, if you begin using any prescription or over-the-counter medications, you must present them to the Treatment 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, which family and friends can attend. Graduates are advised to continue with their treatment after leaving the program, and they are encouraged to contact the Treatment 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
Treatment 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 Treatment Court sessions will be every Tuesday beginning at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise scheduled.  The hours of operation for the treatment 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

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

Fax Number:
(208) 234-1094

PositionName & EmailPhone
DirectorMatt Olsen(208)235-2305
Management AssistantKami Larsen(208)235-2304
Probation OfficerJesika Snyder(208)235-2308
Probation OfficerWillie Walker(208)235-2311
Probation OfficerJuanalupe Cardona(208)235-2309
Probation OfficerTara Woods(208)235-2313
Youth Development Center141 N. 6th Ave.(208) 236-7096
Asst. Chief JPO/ BCYDC Sup.Dan Montgomery(208) 236-7089
Probation OfficerDaniel Tanner(208)236-7094
Intensive Supervision Probation OfficerChuck Misner(208) 236-7093
Intensive Supervision Probation OfficerNicole Criddle(208) 236-7028
Intensive Supervision Probation OfficerSem Marcelin(208) 236-7091
The Village345 N 5th Ave.(208) 417-5020
Chief JPO & Intake/Diversion Unit CoordinatorTodd Mauger(208)417-5033
Truancy Court CoordinatorKate Miller(208)235-2307
Status Offender Coordinator(208)417-5039
Prevention Program SpecialistAmy Price(208)417-5025
Prevention Program SpecialistKambrielle Hudson(208)417-5026
Restorative Conference Coordinator(208)417-5031

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.

The Village

The Village is a “Safe Teen Assessment Center,” which means we provide early intervention services and support for families to prevent youth from entering the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. As an “assessment center,” we use evidence-based, validated screening and assessments to find out the underlying issues contributing to their concerning behavior.

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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