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Problem Solving Courts

Counties of Bannock, Bear Lake, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, and Power

The goals of Problem-Solving Courts are to reduce the overcrowding of jails and prisons, to reduce alcohol and drug abuse and dependency among criminal and juvenile offenders, to hold offenders accountable, to reduce recidivism, and to promote effective interactions and use of resources among the courts, justice system personnel and community agencies.

Problem-Solving Courts divert non-violent, substance-abusing offenders from prison and jail into treatment. By increasing direct supervision of offenders, coordinating public resources, and expediting case processing. Problem-Solving Courts can help break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and drug use, and incarceration.

To download the Problem-Solving Court Application Packet, CLICK HERE

Why Treatment Courts Are Necessary

All fifty State Supreme Court Justices agree: Drug Courts are “the most effective strategy for reducing drug abuse and criminal recidivism.” – Conference of Chief Justices/State Court Admin. 2004

“The most rigorous and conservative scientific “meta-analyses” have all concluded that Drug Courts significantly reduce crime as much as 45 percent more than other sentencing options.” –

“Family re-unification rates are 50% higher for Family Drug Court participants.” –

“Drug Courts are six times more likely to keep offenders in treatment long enough for them to get better.” –

“80% of offenders abuse alcohol or other drugs, 50% of jail and prison inmates are clinically addicted, and 60% of individuals arrested for most types of crimes test positive for illicit drugs at arrest.” –

“Drug Courts produce cost savings ranging from $3,000 to $13,000 per client. These cost savings reflect reduced prison costs, reduced revolving-door arrests and trials, and reduced victimization.” –

“Since 2004, the number of veterans being treated for mental illness and substance-use disorders has increased by 38%. It is estimated that out of the over 2.4 million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, approximately 460,000 (20%) suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression.” –

Other Resources:

Idaho Drug Court and Mental Health Court Act
Development of Idaho’s Drug Courts
History of Idaho Drug Courts

Katie Avichouser
Ph: 208-236-7419
Fax: 208-236-7011


Misty Humphries
624 East Center #307

Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Fax: 208-236-7011

Application Packet
Participant Agreement
New Combined Handbook

Katie Avichouser
Ph: 208-236-7419
Fax: 208-236-7011


Katie Avichouser
Ph: 208-236-7419
Fax: 208-236-7011


Mission Statement

Bannock County Mental Health CourtThe goal of the Bannock County Mental Health Court (BCMHC) is to improve mental health, promote self sufficiency, reduce recidivism, and offer cost effective alternatives to incarceration and hospitalization for participants. The BCMHC provides community protection with an integrated continuum of care through the development and utilization of community resources. The BCMHC holds defendants accountable and assists offenders to achieve long-term stability, become law-abiding citizens, and become successful family/community members.

About Bannock County Mental Health Court

The Bannock County Mental Health Court program is a voluntary post-conviction program for offenders who are mentally ill and have not been successful in their compliance with treatment. The four-phase program consists of intensive supervision of clients by a mental health professional, frequent appearances before the BCMHC judge, mandatory mental health counseling, regular attendance at cognitive change classes, and mental health substance treatment and substance abuse testing.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in the BCMHC program, you must:

  • Have the capacity to manage the structure of BCMHC: You must be able to read, write & understand information given to you.
  • Must be eligible for ACT Team services: You must be diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorders, severe mood disorders, psychotic disorders, delusional disorders, and/or borderline personality disorder and demonstrate 2 or more functional limitations. Candidates will be screened for Mental Health eligibility by ACT Team staff and exception may be made on a case by case basis.
  • Have a criminal history and be identified as having mental illness for which treatment attempts have been unsuccessful.

You will be excluded from applying for the BCMHC program if you are a “violent offender.” A “violent offender” is a person who is currently charged with or has been convicted of an offense, during the course of which offense or conduct:

  1. The person carried, possessed or used a firearm or dangerous weapon;
  2. There occurred the death of, or serious bodily injury to any person;
  3. There occurred the use of force against the person of another, without regard to whether any of the circumstances described in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) is an element of the offense or conduct of which or for which the person is charged or convicted; or
  4. Have one or more prior convictions for a felony crime of violence involving the use or attempted use of force against a person with the intent to cause death or serious bodily harm.

You will be excluded from applying for the BCMHC program if: You are currently charged with, have plead guilty to or been found guilty of a felony in which you committed, attempted to commit, conspired to commit, or intended to commit a sex offense.

Misty Humphries

PH: (208)236-7415


Kathy Stibal-Tueller
Ph: 208-945-2208 Ext. 1414

Liz Lau
Ph: 208-547-2146

Linda Hampton
Ph: 208-852-0877 Ext. 25
Fax: 208-852-2929

Diane Skidmore
Ph: 208-766-5001

Jared Marchand

PH: (208)236-7010 

Helpful Information and Links

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

Bannock County Courthouse

624 East Center
Pocatello, Idaho 83201


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