1. Home
  2. Elected Officials
    1. Assessor
    2. Clerk Auditor
    3. Commissioners
    4. Coroner
    5. Prosecutor
    6. Sheriff
    7. Treasurer
  3. Departments
  4. Contact Us
User Menu Search

Mission Statement and Vision

Home of
Misdemeanor Probation, Juvenile Probation,
Region II Juvenile Detention Center and Clinical Services


The mission of Nez Perce County Justice Services (Misdemeanor Probation and Juvenile Probation/Detention) is to protect the public by holding offenders accountable, providing opportunities for reformation, as well as promoting innovative prevention activities through fundamental community-based practices.


The vision for Nez Perce County Justice Services is to pursue every possible avenue to eradicate crime in our community and put ourselves out of business!

Justice Services Information


The Region II Juvenile Detention Center was built in 1992, and is located at 140 10th Street, Lewiston, Idaho. Upon opening, the facility was not funded directly by tax dollars, but instead was a stand alone entity that operated in the same manner as an enterprise. In budget year 2010, Nez Perce County decided to move the operations under its umbrella to ensure its viability (due to low detention census and running the "red" for the last two years).

The facility has five primary stakeholders--Clearwater County, Idaho County, Latah County, Lewis County, and Nez Perce County--with Nez Perce County holding primary fiscal and management responsibility. The facility is governed by Nez Perce County Court Services, and operates under a Joint Powers Agreement with the stakeholder counties who serve as an "advisory" board to the facility.

The Region II Detention Center is a 16-bed, maximum security facility that contracts with many different governmental entities for placement of their juvenile offenders who are less than 18 years of age.

In 1995, the Juvenile Probation Department was created as a result of the legislative enactment of the Juvenile Corrections Act.

In 1997, Nez Perce County combined the Region II Juvenile Detention Center, and the Juvenile Probation Department, and renamed the department "Juvenile Court Services."

In 1998, Nez Perce County added the Adult Misdemeanor Probation Department to "Juvenile Court Services," and once again renamed the department "Nez Perce County Court Services."

In 2006, the Clinical Department was added, and now Domestic Violence treatment, and Drug/Alcohol Treatment is conducted within Court Services. Null

Finally, in 2010, the main offices of Court Services expanded and were remodeled, and all of the probationary functions and clinical functions were housed at the main address.

On October 1, 2015, the department's name was changed to "Nez Perce County Justice Services."

On April 11, 2022, Justice Services merged with Region II Juvenile Detention Center. All business is conducted at one address - 140 10th Street.

There are approximately 30 full-time employees, 10 on-call employees, 25 volunteers, and one independent contractor associated with Nez Perce County Justice Services.

Please take some time to browse our website and look at the multitude of programs and services we offer. If anyone has any specific questions, or additional information that we can provide to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Justice Services

Shawn McDowell

E-mail Shawn



Office Location
140 10th Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501


Contact Us



Office Hours
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM



Terms Of UsePrivacy StatementCopyright 2024 by Nez Perce County
Back To Top